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LEWIS L. WHITE

Contributor - Dave White

Shown above with Bob Marker (Tail Gunner). My Father, Navigator Lewis White (then Louis Weinberg), was also on HARE POWER (41-29325) with Pilot Jim Formby. He recalled the time when a General came to review the field, saw the nose art, and said "Put pants on that lady"!

Research Team Comments: Nothing in evidence suggests this to be a J-15-CF. If it were, the aircraft would have to be OD vice NMF. The only explanation to this possible mis-ID is that the aircraft in question was field stripped. However, there is no evidence provided by the contributor that suggests this either. J-15- CF were normally painted Olive Drab and there are extremely rare instances of field stripping in the 15thAF which may indicate that the serial number (42-99748) is incorrect for the pictured plane. If not field stripped, NOT a J-CO and not a Ford, or later DT. If factory NMF, then H/J CF; J-55-70-CF; or G/J- NT.

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