NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

HELL AND BACK

B

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24

H

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15

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FO

42-52750

8

34

391

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G

00-2

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Contributor - Tom Ensminger

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Originally 34th BG, 391st BS RCL: G. Flew two missions before transfer to 493rd BG:

23 May 44 (lead) Pilot: Capt. Orson A. Israelsen (4th BS) with a Command Pilot named Gerhart
24 May 44 (deputy lead) Pilot: Capt. John Blair Jr.

In 493rd BG it was assigned to 861st BS RCL: S. From dispersal # 30, it took up position # 9 in the low squadron on the Group's first combat mission (D-Day) to Lisieux when it was flown by a pilot named Durgin. 
I have no information on subsequent missions except that it was MIA on 14 Jun 44.

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