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Info Contributor - Robert Tupa
Went down on a mission, en route to Formasa, 15 May 45. Five minutes after takeoff, the bomb bay tank overflowed, flooding the bomb bay with gasoline. 30 seconds after this discovery the plane exploded. One of the crew (S/Sgt. Donald C. Ruff) survived the crash, regaining consciousness under water with small pieces of aluminum floating around him. He inflated his Mae West and went to the surface where he was subsequently found by a PT boat. Pilot - Lt. Roy D. Breedlove.

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