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DT 41-28600 15 449 718 ~ 34 00-3

O. M. COFFEE

Starboard (Right) Side - Lost 26 Jul 44, AUT - MACR 7340 Pg1 / Pg2 - Pilot Willard F. Bills

Contributor - Mark Coffee
Jun 44. HOPPY's starboard vertical stabilizer was damaged and replaced with a silver stabilizer from a wrecked ship. The original olive drab rudder was retained. Upper ship is STAR DUST (#30 42-52188). Lead ship in background is WOOD'S CHOPPER (#35 42-7750).
Lost near Split, Yugoslavia. Attempted to reach the Island of Vis after suffering flak damage over Graz, Austria with Bills' crew aboard. 1 KIA, 3 POW, 8 RTN

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