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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.'



  • 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...


  • Alyre Comeau

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Albert Keeler

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 42-97232 'G.I. Issue' 'Government Property' 'Sandy's Refueling Boys'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-O] Horham 12/3/44 GOVERNMENT PROPERTY; 88m, Missing in Action Stuttgart 16/12/44 with Harry Coffman, Co-pilot: Len Beadle, Navigator: Tom Reid, Bombardier: Neil Vediner...

  • 42-97797 'Full House'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/2/44; Kearney 18/3/44; Dow Field 7/4/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-H] Horham 8/4/44; transferred 336BS, (ET–H); 49m. ...


Date Contributor Update
05 March 2016 00:42:17 FullHouse Changes to aircraft associations

Add association to Full House B-17G 42-97997

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:31:14 AAM AAM ingest

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