Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Naming of the Fighter Pilots' Airplanes

"Scatterbain", "Angel From Hell" and "Roberta" were just a few of the names given to the planes of the 354th Fighter Group. "Live Bait" was flown by Clayton Kelly Gross. Later in the war his plane was passed on to Robert Ramer. Ramer renamed it "Ensign Babs"later in the war. Go to my September 15, 2007 post to see how this sequence turned out.

To read more about Clayton Kelly Gross and his life in the 354th Fighter Group, go to www.ww2livebait.com to order his book called "Live Bait."