NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

GENTLEMAN JIM

B

-

24

D1

-

85

-

CO

42-40673

5

43

403

~

~ 01-1

 N/A

Info Contributor - Pete Johnston

Writes Col. Ernest Wells of the 403rd: [it was flown] to Townsville [to the depot] in early Jan '44 for repairs from anti-aircraft and fighter damage, the aircraft was declared unsalvageable and used for spare parts and repairs of other aircraft at the depot. I know this because when I left combat in Jan '44 my crew and I went to Townsville to see if we could fly the aircraft to the USA and that is when we learned of its fate.

Info Contributor - John T. Duley

My Father, Paul R. Duley (Gunner), flew forty-eight combat missions in GENTLEMAN JIM for a total of three hundred three hours and forty minutes of combat flying time.

1st Lt. Ernest J. Wells - Pilot
2nd Lt. William L. Hillyard - Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Everett R. Rausch - Navigator
2nd Lt. John M. Cook - Bombardier
T/Sgt. Albert F. Smith - Engineer
Pvt. Lloyd J. Johnston - Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Jake (NMI) Triplett - Asst Engineer
Pvt. Paul R. Duley - Gunner
S/Sgt. James K. Gardner - Gunner

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