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Aircraft: 48709

 "FIREBALL RED"  48709 PFF 350th LN-J  aircraft. Ovie H. Wells, mechanic in front of aircraft named "FIREBALL RED" Photo courtesy of Teresa M. Wells (Daniel)   (100th Photo Archives) 

NAMES: Fire Ball Red
Pathfinder Aircraft



Aircraft name: Fire Ball Red --- This aircraft was POSSIBLY a pathfinder aircraft. Assinged to 100th after hostilities


1944-11-30   Cheyenne
1944-12-04  Accepted into Inventory
1944-12-20  Hunter
1945-01-06  Grenier
1945-01-21  Assigned to UK
1945-02-27  First Operational Sortie (95 BG) 336BS [ET-F]
1945-05-05   Last Operational Sortie (95 BG)
1945-06-07   Assigned to 100th BG
1945-10-20   Returned Zone of the Interior - Morrison
1945-10-28  Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
1945-10-28  Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A




photo of Lt Gibson Crew from 95th BG with Fire Ball Red

"Fire Ball Red" - Pathfinder Aircraft (from the collection of Frank Seibert)

48709 Fire Ball Red LN-J PFF

48709 PFF LN-J Fire Ball Red with ground crew. Ovie Wells second from Left.  From Ovie Wells Collection