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LILI MARLENE

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FO 42-95260 8 44 68 WQ P 02-2

JOHN MCCLANE

Starboard (Right) Side - Lost 28 Dec 44, GER - MACR 15998 - Pilot Jessie W. Bledsoe

Contributor - Stephen Adams
Shown with "Pappy Hill" (Crew Chief, center) and two of his ground crew.
Pilot Lt. Charles Perretti named the aircraft. Lost on a mission with another crew. The pilot turned back with the #2 engine out and trying to land, missed the runway. Beginning a right turn, she stalled and one of the bombs exploded, demolishing the plane and killing the crew.

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