NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

FIGHTIN' SAM

B

-

24

D

-

35

-

CO

42-40506

8

389

566

RR

A+

00-3

RAY BOWDEN

Port (Left) Side - Color Image

Contributor - Tom Ensminger
This was the first plane my dad flew a combat mission in. It was inherited by the 801st BG (P) from the 389th BG of Station 179 on the night of 29/30 May, 1944. The Bales crew flew it for their first combat mission on the night of 31 May /1 Jun 44. Transferred to the MTO (late1944) with the 859th BS.

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