Pilot 1st Lt James M. Smith (right) and Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Fred N. Dibble in the cockpit of B-17F 'Our Gang' of 324th BS, 91st BG, US 8th Air Force, Bassingbourn, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jun 1943

Caption   Pilot 1st Lt James M. Smith (right) and Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Fred N. Dibble in the cockpit of B-17F 'Our Gang' of 324th BS, 91st BG, US 8th Air Force, Bassingbourn, England, United Kingdom, 15 Jun 1943 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army via Michael Smith
Identification Code   ETO HQ 43 4319
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 3 Jan 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
3 Jan 2012 06:27:52 PM

"Our Gang" was shot down on the first raid to Schweinfurt, Germany 17 Aug 1943. All 10 crewmen survived and were taken prisoner.
2. Michael Phelps says:
15 Jun 2014 10:38:32 AM

If this shot is of the flight crew of "Our Gang," why does the nose art say "Lady Frances?"
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
15 Jun 2014 07:13:38 PM

Michael: See image http://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=14840 for a wider view of this aircraft’s nose showing the name “Our Gang” on the nose. I don’t quite remember what I read about the “Lady Frances” painted near the pilot’s position but I seem to think it was a reference to the pilot’s mother.
4. James P. Smith says:
24 Jul 2015 02:17:27 PM

The pilot is my father. Lady Frances refers to my mother's first name. My father served in the Air Force for over thirty years and retired in 1974.

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