NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

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AF

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PHOTO CREDITS

KING'S "X"

B

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24

J

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170

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CO

44-40584

14

308

375

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00-4 N/A

Starboard (Right) Side - Color Image

Contributor - Brendan Wood

Info Contributor - Michael J. Whitacre
My Dad, Don E. Bresher (Armour Gunner) and his crew, picked up the aircraft (straight from the factory) at Hamilton Field, California, in April, 1944. They transported the plane to Kunming, China, and since they did not have seniority, lost KING'S "X" to a more senior crew. They flew their first 8 missions in BATTLIN' BITCH (41-24237) and The BITCH'S SISTER (42-73319), and after they finished their missions, they got back their original bird... KING'S "X". They flew 21 more missions in this aircraft, before the crew split up, and was reassigned to different locations. Some of the missions they flew, were to Hanoi, to bomb the railroad yards, laying parachute mines in the channel between Hong Kong and Victoria Island, and the bombing of the Burma road. Their Crew Chief was S/Sgt. Charlie Janko.

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