NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

COLLAPSIBLE SUSIE

B

-

24

H

-

20

-

FO

42-94879

8

34

7

~

X

00-1

 ANGELO MARTINI

Port (Left) Side

Contributor - Gary Ferrell

The photo came to me from the deceased veteran, Angelo Martini, through his daughter, Barbara. The man pictured in the photo is unidentified but there is a good chance that it is the 7th Squadron Crew Chief, Angelo Martini, or another member of his ground crew.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Assignments were 34th BG, 18th BS with RCL D, then 7th BS with RCL X and returned to 18th BS with RCL M. It was transferred to the MTO on 5 Dec 44 where it was assigned to 449th BG, 719th BS as # 3. While taxiing across the field at Grottaglie, the left main landing gear fell through the top of an abandoned latrine. The left main landing gear, wing and propellers were damaged. The aircraft was salvaged on 9 Feb 45.

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