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BIG NOISE FROM KENTUCKY

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FO 42-52149 15 449 718 ~ 26 00-1

NORFIELD PUBLISHING

Contributor - Don Shepherd

Shown on the field at Grottaglie, Italy, early 1944. Delivered to Bruning 5 Nov 43, and assigned to Porter's crew. Downed by flak 5 May 44 over Bor, Yugoslavia, returning from Ploesti mission with Harper's crew aboard. 1 POW, 9 Evaded.

The aircraft was named by the 1st Pilot, 2nd Lt. Fletcher S. Porter, whose hometown was Georgetown, Kentucky. The name was derived from a popular tune of the day: "Big Noise From Winnetka". At the time of this photograph (Feb 44), BIG NOISE FROM KENTUCKY had made nine combat missions and was credited with having downed four enemy fighters. All four enemy fighters had been downed by Harper's Crew during the air battle over Udine, Italy, 30 Jan 44.

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