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Starboard (Right) Side - Nose Art Inspiration - ALBERTO VARGAS

Info Contributor - Nan Lozito Rosenberg
My Father, Francis C. Lozito, was the Pilot.

Info Contributor - Clayton A. Wheeler, Jr.
My Uncle, William H. Donovan was the Bombardier, stationed at Venosa Air Field, Italy. Shot down 10 Aug 44 in Yugoslavia after a bombing run on the oil field in Ploesti, Romania. All crew members survived and was found by Yugoslavian Partisans, who hid them from the Germany army. The Partisans treated their injuries, and protected them for several days. A C-47 plane flew to a grass field and picked them up and flew them back to Bari, Italy. Most of the crew was hospitalized for several days and most return to the 829th to fly more missions.

S/Sgt Yeager, Forest L. - Ball Turret Gunner
S/Sgt Robinson, Kenneth E. - Engineer
Sgt West, Thomas H. - Nose Gunner
Sgt Salazar, Richard M., Jr. - Tail Gunner
Sgt Culver, Billy R. - Waist Gunner
2nd Lt Manderscheid, Clifford J. - Navigator
2nd Lt Hall, Elmer B. - Co-Pilot
2nd Lt Lozito, Francis C. - Pilot
2nd Lt Donovan, William H. - Bombardier
T/Sgt Helms, Edger J., Jr. - Radio Operator

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