NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

JOPLIN JALOPY

B

-

24

J

-

1

-

FO

42-50535

8

44

506

GJ

C 00-1

JOPLIN GLOBE

14 Oct 44 - Crew Member Lost 24 Mar 45, GER - MACR 13599 Pg1 / Pg2 - Pilot Leonard G. Pyle

Contributor - Robert Smith
Original Radio Call Letter (RCL) was C when delivered (24 Jul 44), but was changed to O (9 Oct 44). One of the Co-Pilots told me that the Call Sign was "Drivel Bar O". Completed 66 missions by 28 Apr 45 and returned to Zone of Interior (ZI) 31 May 45, landing at Bradley Field, CT.

Info Contributor - Daniel L. Stockton
During a supply drop, Anibal C. Diaz (L/Waist Gunner) was killed when he was yanked out of the plane at low altitude by his opened parachute. (Ref: MACR #13599 Pg 2)

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