NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

FAST NUMBER

B

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24

H

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30

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FO

42-95337

15

464

779

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E

00-2

 N/A

Starboard (Right) Side

Contributor - Vic Cleary
Photo taken in Wichita, KS, before the crew left for overseas. This crew was shot down 3 Aug 44 by enemy aircraft fire in 44-41011. Zamora, Kostick, Campbell, Prince, and Lemley were KIA. Matter, Dodd, and Hooper blown from the aircraft and taken POW.  Bryant and Watling were not on the aircraft. They were substituted by Bombardier, Lt. Richard F. McDonald, who also escaped the aircraft and was taken POW.

Standing (L-R)
Leonard Matter - Co-Pilot
Myron Dodd - Pilot
Jim Bryant - Navigator
Bob Watling - Bombardier


Kneeling (L-R)
Ernest "Pancho" Zamora - Tail Gunner
Bill Hooper - Engineer
John Kostick - Radio Operator
Bill Campbell - Top Turret Gunner
Willis Prince - Nose Gunner
Jon Lemley - Ball Gunner

Info Contributor - Bob Hoskinson
Transferred to 464th BG / 779th BS. Went MIA with 776th BS crew aboard 11 Dec 44 MACR 10390.

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