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A/C 42-297827
42-297827, My Mary Myrtle, in formation at the moment of bomb release.
A/C 42-32101
42-32101, El Lobo II, piloted by Donald L. Snow, crash landed in France on Mar 19th, 1945. The target was Lohne, Germany. All the crew survived the landing and returned to Glatton.
A/C 42-31383
42-31383, American Eagle, was lost on a mission to Ruhland, Germany on Sept 12th, 1944. The pilot, Harry Selling, managed to keep the aircraft level after FW-190's attacked and shells hit the pilots compartment. The aircraft exploded and the only survivor was Lt Selling.
A/C 42-31505
Aircraft 42-31505, Miss Cue, piloted by Joseph C. Frechette, was hit by flak over the target at Bohlen, Germany on Nov 30th, 1944. One member of the crew died when his parachute failed to open. The others were all POW's. .
Another view of the nose end of Miss Cue.
A close-up view of Miss Cue, 42-31505.
A/C 42-31594
Plane s/n 42-31594, piloted by Lt Artie J. Whitlow went down after an attack by ME-109's on May 27th, 1944 (Ludwigshaven). They shot off the end of his right wing and the aircraft did not recover. The plane crashed near Bergheim, Germany. Two of the crew were killed, six became POW's and one managed to evade.
A/C 42-31520
42-31520, piloted by Clyde B. Knipfer, was hit by fighters after dropping bombs on Dessau, Germany, May 28th, 1944. They all bailed out after the aircraft was afire and all survived as POW's.
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