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Survived Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania
Lost 26 Nov 43, GER - MACR 1501 - Pilot Alexander Trolese (66th BS)
Mid-Air Collision (MAC) with BING'S BIG BOX (42-7501)

Info Contributor - Chris Gregg
Flown to Ploesti 1 Aug 43 by Maj. James Beam and was transferred to the 66th BS immediately following the Ploesti mission.

Info Contributor - Daniel L. Stockton
Double fives rolled with dice in craps is known as "Hard Ten". (Ten the hard way---ladies delight or women's best friend!)
Also note: In radio terminology, Americans wanted an actual rating on the volume and clarity of their transmissions. The standard "Loud and Clear" to an American had to be a "Five by Five" or a "Three by Three" depending on the reception.

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