NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

ALFRED II

B

-

24

H

-

1

-

FO

42-7546

8

392

577

DC

P

00-1

 CHESTER RUMBOLD

Port (Left) Side

Contributor - Robert Rumbold

Info Contributor - Willi Schumacher
Bob Beatson is my point of contact and he was a Navigator in a B-24 named "ALFRED", which was a popular comic strip character of a sailor. Above the word "ALFRED", is the name "Bob" (just under the window where the bombardier and navigator would be stationed).  I called Bob Beatson and he said that "ALFRED" was a very popular name and there was an "ALFRED", 2, 3, 4 and 5.  He said that ALFRED II was badly shot up during a mission and came home and crashed and burned with only a single survivor. BTW, "ALFRED" and Bob Beatson had the distinction of bombing Switzerland 1 Apr 44.  It was in the New York Times.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Later (SC = DC / RCL = P+) - Salvaged after crashing 29 Apr 44 at Walcott on the Norfolk coast.

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