NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

"802"

PB

-

24

H

-

15

-

DT

41-28802

15

459

757 ~ ~ 01-3

N/A

Port (Left) Side - AKA "YELLOW NOSED MONSTER" After Transfer to 456th BS

Contributor - Glenn M. Strong Jr.
It was a Mickey ship in the 757th BS prior to transfer to the 456th BS and becoming a courier. It had been the lead ship on the 23 April Bad Vaslau mission for which the unit earned it's citation. Capt Bruce Smith points to flak damage from the June 13 mission that ended "802"'s combat days. It took a direct hit and tore up the nose. Fortunately, when the smoke cleared, they were still flying and nobody was killed, as the shell was a dud.

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