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24

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53

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42-40389

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Nose Art Inspiration - ALBERTO VARGAS "TEMPTATION"

Contributor - Brian Griffin
My Great Uncle, William K. Murray (Bombardier - Standing, 2nd from Right), and the crew shown above, were shot down 12 Oct 43 (Raid to Rabaul), aboard 42-72789. All hands were lost, no survivors were ever found.

F.O./Pilot - Donald K. McNeff
Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt Lester K. Danks
Navigator - 2nd Lt Lucian B. Gray
Bombardier - 2nd Lt Willam K. Murray
Engineer - S/Sgt Francis E. Walker
Asst/Engineer - S/Sgt John A. Smith
Radio Operator - T/Sgt John E. Gormley (Behind Dog)
Asst/Radio Operator - S/Sgt Walter E. Kuchta
Gunner - S/Sgt John L. Ford
Gunner - S/Sgt Stephen K. Roos

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