NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

$ 64 "?"

B

-

24

H

-

1

-

CF

42-64437

8

93

330

AG

B

00-4

FRED SPARREVOHN

Port (Left) Side - 8 May 44

Contributor - Col. Fred Sparrevohn USAF (Ret.) (Pilot)
One day when I returned from a bombing mission over Germany, the Crew Chief met me at the airplane and said “Sir, your airplane does not have a name. Would you like to name it?” I was a bit flustered and responded “That’s a $64 question!” (This at the time was a popular game show). “I will get back to you later.” That night I tried to think of names like my wife, my mother, my dog, etc. The next time I came out to the airplane, she was named!
These pictures were taken the day my Navigator (right) and I finished our thirty missions. Incidentally, the airplane was shot down on its very next mission, before the pictures were even developed!

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
One of the original aircraft in 8 445 701. It arrived in the UK 4 Dec 43 and by 28 Dec 43, it had been transferred to 93rd. AG sq code was added in Mar 44. Crash site was Woodbridge emergency field.

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