NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

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BS

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PHOTO CREDITS

JERSEY JERKS

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CO 41-11776 9 98 343 ~ O 00-1 ARTHUR ROCKWOOD

Port (Left) Side - Starboard has JERSEY JACKASS - Renamed to BASHFUL - Lost on Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania

Contributor - Bill Whitney
This aircraft originally carried the names JERSEY JACKASS on the right and JERSEY JERKS on the left side. JERSEY JERKS was replaced by BASHFUL in the spring of 1943 in compliance with a "Snow White Squadron" directive. The aircraft, flown by the John McGraw crew (on loan to the 98th BG from the 389th BG), and was lost on the low level Ploesti mission 1 Aug 43.

Info Contributor - Judy Danenhauer
I am the widow of George Danenhauer (Engineer - Standing far right). I have this exact picture, plus many others. John Muehlberg was the Pilot and they flew this plane from Florida, Trinidad, Brazil, Ascension Island, Sudan, Palistine. When they arrived over there they had no barracks and slept in the wing of the plane for a while. The dog they have in the picture showed up at the air base and got in the plane with them. They enjoyed it very much. (Not Shown Robert J. Judy - Gunner)

Standing (L-R)
John R. Muehlberg - Pilot
James H. Reid - Bombardier
David Watt - Co-Pilot
George J. Lyons - Navigator
George P. Danenhauer - Engineer
Kneeling (L-R)
Norman R. Brandt - Gunner
Alfred J. Couturier - Gunner
Frank J. Delmonico - Gunner
Milton F. Matthews - Waist Gunner

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