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F 00-2 JOHN PLAVCHAK

Starboard (Right) Side - Port has MEMPHIS TO ST. JOE - Name is From the Song "Blues in The Night"
Famous B-24/PB4Y Crew Members - DAVID WESTHEIMER - Featured in "Force for Freedom"

Info Contributor - Daniel L. Stockton
Photo was taken at Kabrit Airfield, Egypt, on the Suez canal, 21 Nov 42, on return from Landing Ground 139 outside of Tobruk, Libya, after a night raid on Tripoli. Photo was taken by John Plavchak, who was out sick the day the plane was shot down (17 Dec 42) and was replaced by Charles L. Jennetta (Observer - POW, Ret).
(L-R)
Spindler, Frank L. - Gunner - KIA
Brazil, Matthew F. - Gunner - POW, Ret.
Barnes, Albert H. - Radio Operator - POW, Ret.
Kennedy, Lawrence P. - Pilot - POW, Ret.
Leader, Kent - Co Pilot - KIA
Gardinier, Russell J. - Bombardier - POW, Ret.
George, Norman R. - Gunner - KIA
Westheimer, David K. - Navagator - POW, Ret.
Risso, Armando P. - Engineer - POW, Ret.

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