NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

$ 64 "?"

B

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24

H

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1

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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. Crashed and burned 12 May 44 at Woodbridge, Suffolk, emergency field.

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