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 F. R. CLAYTON

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

Contributor - Rob Clayton

Info Contributor - Kent Jaquith
During General Ted Timberlake's visit to the crew at Hardwick (4 Apr 44) for a going away party. 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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