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CAN YOU HELP IDENTIFY THESE
34TH BOMB GROUP PLANES?



If you are a veteran of the 34th Bomb Group or anyone else who might have a clue to the identity of the planes shown below, please contact me, Gary Ferrell, at "ferrellumm@netscape.net" and share your iniformation. If you have photos of 34th Bomb Group planes that you do not see pictured on my web site, I would ask that you allow me to have a copy of the photos or a good high resolution scan, which can also be emailed to me at the above address. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.




Little Joe, a B-24H




Lovely Ann, a B-24H
Hal Province reports that Lovely Ann would be a 391st Squadron ship as the ground crew shown is the same crew that worked on the B-17 Purty Chili. Tom Brittain thinks this is most likely 42-94878.




Maid of Fury, a B-24H.
This is NOT 42-94849 as that B-24 was lost on its 9th mission and the plane in the photo shows 20 mission markers.




Shark?, a B-24H
Wally Forman lists 42-52707 as Shark, but my information has that plane named "Open Season" with a picture of a rabbit on the nose that the crew nicknamed Bugs Bunny.




Witch?, a NMF B-24




A B17G with serial number beginning with 44-????, identified as "Start Swimming," serial number 43-38991 in one book, but this is incorrect. The plane with that serial number was at least later named "Sweet Seventeen," and upon close examination of the original photo, shown above, the serial number in the data block can be made out clearly enough to see that the first two numbers are both fours, that is 44-????, NOT 43-?????.


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