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FRANK W. KINKER

Contributor - Frank W. Kinker (Left Waist Gunner)

I was a member of the original crew #27 on FLAK MAGNET (41-29273), which we picked up (brand new) in California and flew it via the southern route to Horsham St. Faith, Norwich, England. We were on rest leave when another crew got knocked down in it over Hamm, Germany 22 Apr 44. Shown is the original crew of FLAK MAGNET taken beside GAS HOUSE MOUSE that we flew on some missions while waiting for FLAK MAGNET II (41-28962). (The puppy's name was Lady Roscoe)

Standing (L-R)
Pilot - Jack Umphrey
Co-Pilot - Jim Bryan
Navigator - Lawrence Shapiro
Bombardier - By Hall
R/Waist Gunner - Ernest Gordon
Kneeling (L-R)
First Engineer - Joe Whitecavage
Ball Turret Gunner - Percy Korolewski
Tail Gunner - Gus Sasinowski
Radio Operator - Robert Long
L/Waist Gunner - Frank Kinker

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