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00-1 STEFAN TARZAN

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Previously assigned to 389th BG, 564th BS (YO C) "Constructor's Number" (CN 671).
The late Paul Stovey, explained that the plane received its name because it hit and killed hundreds of birds on a test flight take-off.
Flew at least 8 missions with 389th BG and 35 missions with 453rd BG, last 14 after removal of H2X radar.
On 17 Feb 45, 1st Lt. Lawrence Duncan and his crew were forced to ditch the airplane in the North Sea, 9 miles N of Cromer, after severe icing while returning from a recalled mission to Magdeburg, Germany. Only 4 of the crew of 10 were rescued.

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