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the "Spirit of Martinez" or "Cal Rascals" crew at base in Horham, UK circa 1945



  • 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...


  • John Barnes

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    John Barnes was born January 31, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Leonard and Gertrude Barnes of Emporium, PA . He received his undergraduate and Ph.D from Penn State University. He served in WWII as the navigator of the “Spirit of Martinez with...

  • Earle Bogacki

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    Earle Bogacki was born Sept. 14, 1. He was a graduate of South High School in Cleveland. Mr. Bogacki served in the Army Air Corps being assigned to a B-17 Bomber crew and eventually an assignment in Europe that last 31 missions over Germany. Earle was...

  • Frank Calicura

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot
    Frank Calicura served as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group. ...

  • Dale Ernest

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner


  • 44-6838 Spirit of Martinez, Cal's Rascals

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 27/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-E] Horham 1/1/45; battle damaged Chemnitz 6/2/45 with D.V. Tregoning, force landed B-53, Merville, Bel. then rep; 53m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 23/6/45;...


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22 October 2019 08:10:06 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to collection and caption

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13 September 2018 04:37:46 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations

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12 September 2018 05:39:21 spiritofmartinez45 Created entry with unit associations and person associations

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