NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

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PHOTO CREDITS

DIXIE BELLE

B

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24

H

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5

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CF 41-29193 15 449 719 ~ 13 01-2

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Port (Left) Side

Info Contributor - Mark Coffee
An original cadre ship acquired 1 Nov 43 and assigned to Grimmer's crew who flew her overseas in Dec 43. The pilot named her after a girl friend in Topeka, just before leaving for overseas. The Crew Chief  was Sgt. Rudolph Lesquere. DIXIE BELLE was downed over Bucharest, Romania 4 Apr 44. This was the Presidential Unit Citation mission with Kendall's crew aboard.  Shortly after the target, during the midst of the furious air battle with enemy fighters, DIXIE BELLE was observed to fall out of formation with the number-3 engine on fire.  2 KIA and 8 POW - MACR 4205

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