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The crew of the B-17 (44-6085) the "Lili of the Lamplight." Horham Airfield May 1944
Lt. Ernest Anders Erickson upper right



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    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...



  • 44-6085 Lili of the Lamplight

    B-17 Flying Fortress
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Date Contributor Update
18 March 2016 20:14:18 Mark Erickson Created entry with collection and caption

My father, Lt. Ernest anders Erickson was one of the pilots of 44-6085 the "Lili of the Lamplight." All info is well documented that I have added or will add to this site.