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Lost 29 Apr 44, DNK - MACR 4488 - Pilot Orland T. Howard

Contributor - Ivo de Jong
All except Simons, who was grounded with appendicitis, and Owens, who was blown clear when B-24H 42-52444 (LAZY LADY) exploded, were killed over France 11 May 44 (MACR 4782).

Standing (L-R)
Doyle E. Simons - Pilot
Ernest E. McCoy - Co-Pilot
Victor S. Kramer - Navigator
Joseph D. Perry - Bombardier

Kneeling (L-R)
Eugene McKee - Radio Operator
Clemente M. Barboza - Ball Turret Gunner
Harold E. Owens - Engineer
Dale L. Knapp - Tail Gunner
Paul K. Churm - Gunner

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Transferred to 448th BG/715th BS (IO K) between 23-26 Apr 44. On its second and only combat mission  to Berlin, it went down at Poulsker, Island of Bornholm, Denmark.

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