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O. M. COFFEE

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Contributor - Mark Coffee

6 Jul 44 at Grottaglie, Italy upon return from Latisana Rail Road Bridge mission. Flown at least fifteen missions by Allen's crew. Lost 26 Jul 44 near Split, Yugoslavia. Attempted to reach the Island of Vis after suffering flak damage over Graz, Austria with Stewart/Bills crew aboard. 1 KIA, 3 POW, 8 RTN

From Left:
James G. Allen - Pilot
R. J. Mansfield - Ball Turret Gunner
O. M. Coffee - Waist Gunner

From Right:
John Allen - Tail Gunner
Ayers W. Johnson - Co-Pilot
Nicholas Parella - Bombardier

Unidentifiable
Clarence R. Castor - Waist Gunner
James Havard - Engineer
Charles Mullins - Nose Gunner
D. V. McEvoy - Navigator

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