NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

BRINEY MARLIN

B

-

24

H

-

25

-

FO

42-95183

8

458

753

J4

O/183 02-3

N/A

Starboard (Right) Side

Info Contributor - John Holman
Even though the official Army Air Corps reports stated that BRINEY MARLIN was destroyed in a mid air collision (MACR 5632), it was not. The starboard wing tip was bent in and inhibited the use of that aileron. Capt. Lester C. Martin was able to land the plane at the field and the other plane involved (42-95159 P) was cut in half by the wingtip of BRINEY MARLIN, and all the crew aboard "159" were lost. Two of BRINEY MARLIN's crew bailed out, before Lester could recall his bailout command. They were never found. BRINEY MARLIN was repaired and Lester Martin finished his 25 missions.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Squadron assignment and call letter transfers as follows:
753rd BS as J4 O - Squadron became equipped exclusively with B-24JAZ CO AZON ships
755th BS as J3 U - Between 19 & 29 May 44
754th BS as Z5 U - Between 2 Nov & 11 Dec 44

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