44-6522 Dirty Duchess ; Snafu

Object Number - UPL 40547 - Lamoine D. Solberg, Staff Sergeant 95th Bomb Group, 412th Squadron

Delivered Hunter 29/8/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-H] Horham 17/9/44 HARD LUCK; (also named DIRTY DUCHESS, SNAFU, SWEET JOE); with A.Z. Weisz, force landed A-82 Rouvres AF, France 25/2/45; with C.E. Willis force landed RAF Woodbridge, Sfk 9/3/45; 70m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/11/45. IT FLIES.


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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16019686
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner/Waist Gunner/Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner



  • Date: 2 May 1945
  • Official Description: Almost 400 B-17’s drop food supplies in populated areas in the Netherlands, mostly at Schiphol and Alkmaar A/Fs, Vogelenzang, Hilversum, and Utrecht.


Date23 Dec 2022 01:59:43
Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:52

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