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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Staff Sergeant Hillabrant, a tail gunner of the 95th Bomb Group, with his aircraft, a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29704) nicknamed "The Spook". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'The Spook, John Hillabrant (RG) Africa 4/43.'



  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...



  • 42-29704 SPOOK

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Alconbury 29/3/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 2m, battle damaged L’Orient, crash landed RAF Exeter 17/5/43 with R.P. Bender. 10RTD.; Salvaged 18/5/43. SPOOK.


Date Contributor Update
16 October 2014 14:41:01 PhillWray Changes to caption and person associations

Person associated from Freeman Collection image caption information.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:24 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection