NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

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PHOTO CREDITS

FLYING COFFIN

TB

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24

D

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1

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CF 42-63765

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765

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N/A

Renamed from FLYING COFFIN to EVELYN
Lost 30 Jul 45, Wheeler Army Airfield, Oahu Hawaii - MACR 14812 Pg1 / Pg2 / Pg3
Pilot Russell E. Reeves, Jr. (30th BG/392nd BS) - Pilot in Training William D. Frostic

Contributor - Wally Forman
At Biggs Field, Texas, with the 19th Tow Target Squadron.

Info Contributor - Pete Johnston
Stripped of its paint/name, it was transferred from 19th Tow Target Squadron (Biggs Field, Texas) to 17th Tow Target Squadron (Wheeler Army Airfield, Oahu Hawaii).

Info Contributor - Charles A. Augur
My Father, Lt. Robert Eaton Augur (name below Pilot's window), was the Pilot. FLYING COFFIN was named because the right wing dropped at speeds below 150 mph (130 knots). Since no one else would fly it, my father obtained permission to use it as his personal plane for training.

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