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JOHN P. "FLIP" COWGER

Contributor - Jody Archille Thibodeau
Shown with the Gengler Crew, later to fly CROW'S NEST (42-95303), which completed 20 missions before colliding mid-air with Wayne J. Cowgill's crew on their 21st mission on 21 Jul 44.  All crew perished in collision less Co-Pilot "Flip" Cowger, who credits his survival to his not wearing a flying belt, which allowed him to be literally blown out of the plane.

2d Lt. Matthew J. House - Bombardier
1st Lt. Frank T. Gengler - Pilot
2d Lt. John P. "Flip" Cowger - Co-Pilot
2d Lt. John F. McKenzie - Navigator 
T/Sgt. James F. McKee - Eng/Top Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. James N. Green - Waist Gunner
T/Sgt. Fred A. Doninger - Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Thomas F. Murray III - Waist Gunner
S/Sgt. Vernon C. Deleon - Nose Turret 
S/Sgt. Albert J. Whitus - Tail Gunner

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