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Gunners of the 95th Bomb Group on the wing of B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97232 ) nicknamed "Sandy's Refueling Boys", August 1944. Image via Albert Keeler, 95th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Left to right: Rogers, Makelky, Rich, Comeau, Stevens. "Full House" Crew.'

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Units

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

People

Technical Sergeant Alyre J Comeau, a radio operator of the 95th Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97232 ) nicknamed "Sandy's Refueling Boys", August 1944. Image via Albert Keeler, 95th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'T/Sgt Comeau radio operator 412 BS.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31282677
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
Staff Sergeant Leo P Makelky, a ball turret gunner of the 95th Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97232 ) nicknamed "Sandy's Refueling Boys", August 1944. Image via Albert Keeler, 95th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'S/Sgt Makelky a ball turret gunner 412 BS.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37558902
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
Staff Sergeant Rich, a top turret gunner of the 95th Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97232 ) nicknamed "Sandy's Refueling Boys", August 1944. Image via Albert Keeler, 95th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'S/Sgt Rich top turret gunner 412 BS.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
Staff Sergeant Rogers, a waist gunner of the 95th Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97232 ) nicknamed "Sandy's Refueling Boys", August 1944. Image via Albert Keeler, 95th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'S/Sgt Rogers right waist gunner 412 BS.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
Staff Sergeant Stevens, a tail gunner of the 95th Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97232 ) nicknamed "Sandy's Refueling Boys", August 1944. Image via Albert Keeler, 95th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'S/Sgt Stevens tail gunner 412 BS.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39570296
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

A bomber crew of the 95th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97232 ) nicknamed "Sandy's Refueling Boys", August 1944. Image via Albert Keeler, 95th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '"Full House" crew. Left to right: ' Morrison, Keeler, Langford, Sherwood, Dancisin. "Government Property" (roll of toilet paper) SANDY'S REFUELING BOYS.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: G.I. Issue ; Sandy's Refueling Boys
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron

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Associated persons using information in photograph caption.

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This is a picture of the "Full House" (42-97797) gunner crew taken on top of the B-17 "Sandy's Refueling Boys" (42-97232). This crew never flew on Sandy's Refueling Boys. 29 of their 35 combat missions were flown aboard the Full House. - Mark Makelky (son of ball turret gunner Leo Makelky)

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ContributorFullHouse
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Associate all 10 crewmen of the "Full House" B17G 42-97797

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Associated only those people depicted in the image. Other crew members associated with the aircraft.

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ContributorAAM
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection