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A/C 44-8157
Aircraft 44-8157, with 43-38394 dropping bombs on a mission to Munich on Apr 9th, 1945.
Another view of 44-8157 in formation with several other aircraft. This aircraft was transferred to the 305th Bomb Group in May, 1945.
A/C 44-8219
Two unknown ground crew standing in front of a snow covered aircraft 44-8219 in the winter of 1944/1945.
A/C 44-8368
Aircraft 44-8368, piloted by Melvin Fox, was hit by ME-262's shortly after dropping it's bombs on Oranienburg on Apr 10th, 1945. Flames were seen coming from the wing. The crew all bailed out before it exploded and were POW's. One of the crew drowned when he parachuted into a lake.
A/C 44-8418
Aircraft 44-8418, Bad Time Inc II,piloted by Robert H. Woods, was damaged from flak over the target at Euskirchen, Germany on Jan 10th, 1944. They crash landed in Belgium. On Nov 8th, 1944, on a recall mission from Merseberg, 44-8418 collided with 42-38064, causing the loss of that aircraft and it's crew. Bad Time Inc II was able to return to Glatton.
A/C 44-8479
Aircraft 44-8479, Susie Sag Sump, was transferred out of the 457th to the 305th Bomb Group on May 23rd, 1945.
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