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FO 44-49844 5 22 408 ~ 9844 00-1 WILLIAM NIEMEIER

Transferred from 380th BG (Flew 1 Mission)

Contributor - William H. Niemeier Jr.

Info Contributor - Pete Johnston
Flew a recon mission over Hiroshima 25 Aug 45. During another weather recon over Japan 30 Aug 45, Pilot Lt. Lawrence J. Alexandre was the first, and probably the only, to land a 22nd Bomb Group B-24 in Japan. Reporting a loss of his flight instruments while circling over Tokyo, Alexandre landed at Atsugi Airdrome from where he took off on the following morning.

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