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PHOTO CREDITS

BOMERANG

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24

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41-23722

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 JOHN BURCHALL

Pronounced "Bomber Rang" - Port (Left) Side - Survived Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania

Contributor - Jack Burchall son of John Burchall (T-Sergeant Electrician)
My Dad is the handsome guy second from the left. What a motley crew... but they got the job done! Shortly after this pic was taken, Eleanor Roosevelt was to make a scheduled visit. About 80% of all the nose art on our war birds had to be scrubbed off because of indecent exposure. However, as the story goes, Mrs. Roosevelt never showed! Decommissioned sometime in 1944 and was sent back to the states for a bond promotion tour.

Info Contributor - Kent Jaquith
BOMERANG was the first 8th AF B-24 to complete 50 missions. After completing 53 missions, was flown back to the States by Walt Stewart for a War Bond tour. My  Uncle was the Bombardier on BOMERANG on 1 Aug 43 mission  to Ploesti. He was KIA along with two of his fellow crew members on another B-24 during the Osnabruck mission, 22 Dec 43.

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