NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

IRON ASS

B

-

24

D

-

95

-

CO

42-40769

8

93

329

~

X

00-3

 CLINT GRUBER

Port (Left) Side - After transfer (July 1943) from the 389th BG

Contributor - Lee Allbery via Robert "Bob" Thomson

I obtained these photos from my father-in-law, Robert "Bob" Thomson. He knew that the Co-Pilot (Clint Gruber) took the photos but could not remember his name. Through this site, I now have this info!

Info Contributor - Clint Gruber (Co-Pilot)

What a surprise to see this pic of "Iron Ass" on the B24 Best Web Page!  I was just whipping through to see if there were any new pics, and BAM!... There they were! I took this picture at an air base near Tunis in early September of 1943.  Dick Ketchum was the Pilot and I was the Co-Pilot on that crew.  This was our second trip to North Africa.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Was originally 8/389/566 (call letter D-) and was involved in a landing accident at St. Mawgan, Cornwall, 1 Jul 43 en route to North Africa. The necessary repairs delayed its departure for MTO and on arrival (probably after the 1 Aug 43 Ploesti mission) it was transferred to become 8/93/329 (call letter X). Lost on 01 Dec 43.

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