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A/C 42-38113
Aircraft 42-38113, Rene III, named by Col Luper after his wife. This aircraft, piloted by Craig Greason was hit by flak before reaching the target area his wing was ablaze. The crew bailed out and evaded capture except for Sgt Wagner, the engineer, who was taken prisoner.
Another view of Rene III on the hardstand.
A view of Rene III on the hardstand before the 457th symbols were added to the tail.
A/C- 42-39211
Aircraft 42-39211, Maguire's Chop House was named by Joe Maguire. This aircraft survived the war and returned to the USA in Jun, 1945.
A/C- 42-97060
Aircraft 42-97060, Calamity Jane II, flown by Lt Charles Canfield was hit by flack over Holland on their way to Nienburg, Germany. Three engine failed and the pilot elected to ditch the ship. British Air-Sea rescue picked them up and returned all the crew to Glatton.
Another view or Calamity Jane II on the hardstand
Calamity Jane II, was lost at see on Aug 5th, 1944. The pilot was Charles C. Canfield.
Another view of Calamity Jane II in flight.
Calamity Jane II, flying over Germany in clear weather.
Another view of Calamity Jane II on the hardstand.
A closeup view of the nose end of Calamity Jane II, 42-97060.
Calamity Jane II with engines running, about to taxi out for takeoff.
The crew of Calmity Jane II, apparenty just returning from a mission.
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