Strawberry B i t c h
By Daniel P. Rice- Pilot- 512th Squadron, 376th Bomb Group
The airplane which became named the Strawberry #%&*$# and later was placed on exhibit at the United States Air Force Museum was assigned to our crew at Herington Air Force Base, Kansas, in late August, 1943. I signed an issue ticket for it there. At that point it was merely one of many B-24Ds off the assembly line at San Diego, distinguished from all the rest of its model only by its serial number — at least until it had received its coat of camouflage pink paint. At that point it became one of a much smaller 'group....
The rest of the pilots recollections are here:http://www.376hbgva.com/memoirs/rice.html
Yeah, she sure is pink!
My 3 yr old Granddaughter has claimed it for her own, because "It is the only pink one."