NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

SKI-NOSE

B

-

24

H

-

10

-

FO

42-52160

8

392

579

CG

K/160

00-1

N/A

Transferred from 458/755 (J3) to 392/579 (K / K) - Lost 7 Jul 44, GER - MACR 7369 - Pilot Harold W. Prouse

Info Contributor - Darin Scorza
Original 458th BG / 755th BS aircraft flown to England by Pilot 2nd Lt. Frank W. Herzik in Jan 44. Al Hilborn (Co-Pilot on Crew #74) said that Herzik named the plane SKI-NOSE because, “this was Herzik’s nickname for his wife who had a rather large, but beautiful nose.”

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Transferred from 458th BG (before flying in combat) to 392nd BG. Its first combat mission in 392nd BG was on 21 Feb 44 and flew 27 missions.

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