NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

CHERRY

B

-

24

H

-

5

-

CF

42-64441

15

464

778 ~ 377 01-1

DALE N. MORLAN

Renamed from BIGASS BIRD (448th BG)

Contributor - Brett D. Criqui
Shown with my Grandfather, Dale N. Morlan (Pilot - Standing far left), after the 464th BG arrived at it's temporary base in Gioria, Italy 21 Apr 44. CHERRY was transferred from the 448th BG / 713th BS in early Apr 44. Lost in action 10 May 44 (MACR 4804) with another crew, just days after this photo was taken.

Standing (L-R)
1Lt Dale N. Morlan - Pilot
1Lt Marvin M. Sherman - Co-Pilot
1Lt Frederick A. Klingelberger - Navigator
1Lt Charles R. Koons, Jr. - Bombardier
SSgt Marvin E. Langsteiner - Gunner

Kneeling (L-R)
SSgt Raybon H. Purcell - Asst Eng
TSgt Thomas J. Johnson - Engineer
TSgt Robert M. Day - Radio Operator
?Sgt ?? - Gunner
SSgt Harold L. Likens - Gunner
SSgt Paul E. Gonzales - Gunner

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Originally assigned to 448th BG (Pilot: 2/Lt Thomas R. Apple) on 6 Nov 43 as an original aircraft to fly away and named BIGASS BIRD but before departure from the USA it was found to have a warped wing and was not flown overseas by 448th BG. It was subsequently assigned to 464th BG.

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