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CO 44-40557 7 30 392 ~ ~ 00-1 NARA

Lost 21 Oct 44, Iwo Jima - MACR 9750 - Pilot Robert L. Barnsley 
Nose Art Inspiration - ALBERTO VARGAS

Info Contributor - James A. Leddy
Caption Reads: "Christening the new silver Liberator MISS FIT for a veteran 7th Air Force crew which has had two of its B-24s shot up on missions against the Japanese. Flight Nurse Dorothy H. O'Rourke, San Francisco, bursts a bottle of beer over the bomber's nose guns. The skipper, Lt. Robert L. Barnsley, Ozone, Ark., (on stand) and his flight crew witnessing the ceremony, at the 7th Air Force Marianas base, have received the Air Medal with two clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Lt. O'Rourke has evacuated wounded by air from Tarawa, Kwajalein, Saipan and Guam."

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