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PHOTO CREDITS

NITE AND DAY

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24

H

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15

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42-94756

8

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406

J6

C 00-5

WILLIAM C. "PAT" PATTILLO

"Tail Shot" - AKA "Midnite Mistress" - Renamed from PROBLEM CHILD

Contributor - William E. Pattillo

Shown with Crew and Ground Crew loading up to return to the ZI in 11 Jul 45, taken at Harrington, Station 179. They flew NITE AND DAY to Hartford, CT (Bradley Field), parked her, and walked away.

Although the art work was in place (and called "Midnite Mistress" by a previous crew), my Father William C. "Pat" Pattillo (Pilot) and crew named her NITE AND DAY in April of 1945. (He still has the stencil design!) They named the airplane in recognition of the fact that it had been on many day and night missions in it's career in the 406th Night Leaflet Squadron. The crew flew their first mission 18 Apr 45 and returned to the U.S. (with ten ground crew members).

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Original aircraft in 487th BG / 839th BS (R5 N) named PROBLEM CHILD.

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