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FO 42-52132 8 448 712 CT A 00-1 N/A

AKA "The BOOMERANG"

Contributor - Daniel McCullough
Shown with my Uncle, Benjamin Z. Means (L/Waist Gunner), standing 3rd from left.
Original crew from Oct 1943-Feb 1944 before it crashed 10 Feb 1944:

Standing (L-R)
S/Sgt Bill J. McCullah - Nose/Ball Gunner
S/Sgt Raymond G. Ginojna - Tail Gunner
S/Sgt Benjamin Z. Means - L/Waist Gunner
T/Sgt Gerald E. Carroll - Eng/Top Turret Gunner
S/Sgt Norbert F. Duginske - R/Waist Gunner
T/Sgt Kenneth Dyer - Radio Operator

Kneeling (L-R)
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(Not Shown)
1Lt Paul R. Helander - Pilot
2Lt John J. Schneider - Co-pilot
2Lt Alfred E. Cannon - Navigator
2Lt Henry M. Snyder - Bombardier

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Original aircraft - Arrived Seething 30 Nov 43. Said to have been named "The BOOMERANG" but it had no name or nose art according to 448th BG communication dated 29 Dec 43 to 2nd Bomb Division giving names and nose art. Temporarily transferred to 93rd BG (one mission on 13 Dec 43). 12 missions with 448th BG: 24 Dec 43 - 6 Feb 44. Crashed 10 Feb 44, 2 miles west of Tibenham, after mid-air collision (MAC) with 42-52115 during assembly (3 SAD Field Engineering salvage list states it collided with a P-47). (Gilze-Rijen, Netherlands) Salvaged 10 & 11 Feb 44 at Tibenham.

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