An original cadre ship acquired 15 October ’43 and assigned to Ridgeway’s crew who flew her overseas in December ’43. The “Babe” went down with Ridgeway’s crew aboard on the mission of 24 March ’44 against Steyr Austria – 6 KIA 4 POW. MACR 3469. [Note: A bond drive in Alpena, Michigan raised the money to “buy this bomber.” Thunder Bay is on Lake Huron, Alpena, Michigan.]

Pictures of Thunder Bay Babe



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