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Name Derived from "The Friendly Gremlin"
Lost 20 May 44, CHN - MACR 5154 - Pilot Chester H. Bohart

Contributor - Jack Gross
Lost on Mission 116, attacking a Japanese Navy escorted convoy in the South China Sea. Sustained battle damage from anti-aircraft fire, and one crewman (Charles P. Yelton - Engineer, kneeling far left) was wounded in the hand and arm. Back over land, the crew bailed out between Swatow and Amoy, east of Hong Kong and was rounded up by Chinese guerillas and transported back to their base.

Standing (L-R)
1Lt. Grant C. Pratt - Co-Pilot
1Lt. Donald B. Duffey - Bombardier
1Lt. Clune J. Clifford - Navigator
1Lt. Chester H. Bohart - Pilot


Kneeling (L-R)
TSgt. Charles P. Yelton - Engineer
SSgt. Milton A. McGee - Asst/Radio Operator
SSgt. Francis J. Meaney, Jr. - Gunner
SSgt. Walter L. Yearick - Asst/Engineer
SSgt. Max C. Elder - Gunner
TSgt. Russell A. Giles - Radio Operator

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