NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

HOO-JIVE

B

-

24

H

-

10

-

FO 42-52174

8

453 734 E8 K+ 00-1

N/A

Port (Left) Side - Line #550 - Before Name was Added at Cherbourg (Crew # 47) - RCL "K+" Then "K-"
Interned 7 Jul 44, SWE - MACR 8293 - Pilot Charles R. Huntoon, Jr.

Contributor - lights1
After it had crash-landed, my Dad and the Co-Pilot were trapped, and had to be cut out with a torch.

Standing (L-R)
??
S/Sgt. S. R. Romagmouls - Gunner
T/Sgt. R. M. Dean - Radio Operator
S/Sgt. D. D. Thompson - Gunner
S/Sgt. J. Sraver - Gunner
S/Sgt. Robert Kirkwood - Eng/Top Turret Gunner
Kneeling (L-R)
2nd. LT. J. J. Simms - Navigator
2nd. LT. H. H. Bakes - Bombardier
1st. LT. Michael J. Guimon - Pilot
2nd. LT. Smith - Co-Pilot


Info Contributor - Tom Berry
I am a friend of Bruce Florea (Co-Pilot) in mid to late 1944, and I worked for him on his farm in Missouri. I believe the plane was hit over Cologne, with the crew bailing out over France, sometime late in 1944 on their 11th mission.

Info Contributor - Michael J. Guimon, Jr.
I am the son (one of twelve children) of Michael J. Guimon, SR. (Pilot - kneeling 2nd from right).

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