NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

DOGPATCH CLIPPER

B

-

24

H

-

20

-

DT 41-28949

8

466

785

2U

  00-1

N/A

Renamed from OLD DEACON - "Dog Patch" from "Li'l Abner Comics" (Creator - Al Capp)

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Originally 453 733 (S+). The 66 mission markers (shown on DOGPATCH CLIPPER) were all flown in the 453rd BG. I have spoken in the past to Doug Leavenworth who flew it several times and he assured me that it had no name or nose art in 453rd BG. The name DOG PATCH CLIPPER was probably painted on the nose after transfer in Apr 45 or later to 466 785 (2U RCL unknown) with which it was RZI on Operation "Home Run".

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