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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" 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
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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