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"80 DAYS" - B-24J 42-73257 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS

   
(Photo Courtesy of Steven Sheriff)

   
(Photos Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)

"AMERICAN BEAUTY" - B-24J 44-41251, 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS

(Photo courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"AVAILABLE" - B-24J 42-100269 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS

(Photo courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"BELLE OF THE BRAWL" - 14TH AF/308TH BG/425TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of John Zerba)

"BITCH'S SISTER, THE" - B-24J 42-73319 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS
    
(Photos Courtesy of John Zerba)
Lt. Rudolph Welch, in photo at right (I.D. courtesy of Jack Gross)

"BONNIE BELLE" - B-24D 42-40103 14TH AF/308TH BG/425TH BS
   
(Photo Credits: Left, Vernon Martin - Right, Steve Sheriff)

"BULLDOZER SPECIAL" - AF/BG/BS UNKNOWN
   
(Photos Courtesy of Joe Zehren)

"BUZZ-Z BUGGY" - B-24J 42-109967 14TH AF/308TH/374TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"CHUCK'S CHICKEN COOP" - B-24L 44-41451 14TH AF/308TH/375TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"COCKY BOBBY" - B-24L 44-41427 14TH AF/308TH BG/425TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of 14TH FLYING TIGERS ASSOCIATION)
Pictured, Lt. Horace O. Bedsole

"DING HOW DOTTIE" - B-24J 44-40316 14TH AF/308TH BG/373RD BS
     
(Photos Courtesy of Karen Wood)

"ESCALATOR III" - B-24J 42-73438 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of John Zerba)

"ESKY" - B-24J 42-73286 14TH AF/308TH BG/373RD BS
   
(Photos Courtesy of John Zerba)

"FLOOGIE! JR." -B-24J 42-73444 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS
    
(Courtesy of Steven Sheriff, John Zerba & Tim Pitterle)

"FLYING CLOUD, THE" - B-24J 42-73324 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of John Zerba)

"GEORGIA PEACH" - B-24J 42-73445 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of William K. Barnard)

"HILO HATTIE" - B-24J 42-109887 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS
  
(Photos Courtesy of John Zerba)

"INNOCENT INFANT" - B-24L 44-49649 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"JOKER, THE" - B-24J 14TH AF/308 BG/373RD BS
  
(Photos Courtesy of Karen Wood)

"JUNGLE PUSSY" - B-24D 42-40503 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS
  
(Photos Courtesy of Steven Sheriff)

"KING'S 'X'" - B-24J 44-40584 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"LAKANOOKI" - B-24J 42-73244 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS
  
(Photos Courtesy of Steven Sheriff)

  
(Photo Courtesy of John Zerba)


(Photo Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)

"LITTLE EGYPT" - B-24L 44-49569 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"MASSA'S DRAGON" - 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS
  
(Photo Courtesy of Steven Sheriff)


(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"MY ACHIN' BACK" - 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)

"NIP NIPPER" - 14TH AF/308TH BG/373RD BS
  
(Photos Courtesy John Zerba & Karen Wood)

"OPEN FOR BUSINESS" - 14TH AF/308TH BG

(Photo Courtesy of Steven Sheriff)

"OLD ACQUAINTANCE" - B-24J 44-40826 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA" - B-24J 42-73326 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS
  
(Photos Courtesy of John Zerba)

"RELUCTANT DRAGON" - B-24J 42-73316 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS
  
(Photos Courtesy of John Zerba & Tim Pitterle)

"ROSE OF JUAREZ" - B-24J 42-73305 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS
  
(Photos Courtesy of Steven Sheriff & John Zerba)


Standing, L-R: Ellis Clark "Zeke" Zerba (P), Donald G. Richardson (CP)
Mel Lees (B), Oswald Endler (N)

Front, Left to Right: Dale M. Doty (AG), Lou L. Rasberry (G), Abraham L. Wollam (G)
Truitt C. Sims (G), James N. Early (RO), Jack E. Warren (E), Unk.
(Photo Courtesy of John Zerba)


(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin

"SETTIN' PRETTY" - B-24L 44-41429 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BG
  
(Photos Courtesy of Karen Wood)


(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin>

"SHADRACH" - 14TH AF/308TH BG

(Photo Courtesy of John Zerba)

"SHOOTIN' STAR" - B-24J 42-73249 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS
  
(Photos Courtesy of Steven Sheriff)

  
(Photos Courtesy of Steven Sheriff & Tim Pitterle)

  
(Photos Courtesy of Steve Sheriff & John Zerba)


(Photo Courtesy of Karen Wood)

"SNAFU" - B-24J 42-73246 14TH AF/308TH BG/373RD BS
  
(Photos Courtesy of Steve Sheriff & John Zerba)


(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"ST. MICHAEL" - B-24L 44-41433 14TH AF/308TH BG

(Photo Courtesy of Karen Wood)

"TAIL HEAVY" - B-24D 42-406XX 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"TAYLOR MAID" - B-24J 44-41294 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"TOUGH TITTI" - B-24J 44-40296 14TH AF/308TH BG/375TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of John Zerba)

  
Photo @ left: Clifford Siem, Doug Sheriff  right: Doug Sheriff, Unk.
[Photos/I.D. Courtesy of Steve Sheriff]


(Photo Courtesy of Vernon Martin)

"UBANGI BAG I" - B-24D 41-24194 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)

"UBANGI BAG II" - B-24D 42-41168 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS
  
(Photos Courtesy of Steve Sheriff & Vernon Martin)

"UBANGI BAG III" - B-24J 42-73436 14TH AF/308TH BG/374TH BS

(Photo Courtesy of John Zerba)

  
Photo @ left: Lts. Bill Anderson, Morris Ethridge and James Pitterle
(Photos Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)


Major Horace S. Carswell, Jr., Deputy Commander 308th Bomb Group, Medal of Honor Winner
(Photo Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)


Capt. Robinson and Lt. Morris Ethridge following Puchi Raid, 19 August 1944
(Photo Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)

  
Photo @ right: Lt. James Pitterle and "The Bag"
(Photos Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)

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Lt. James Pitterle in the cockpit
(Photo Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)

  
Photos - left: "The Bag" after 41 missions, right: "The Bag" in revetment after 41 missions
(Photos Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)


"The Bag" after 47 missions
(Photo Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)


(Photo Courtesy of Tim Pitterle)


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