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PHOTO CREDITS

OH! MY SUFFERIN' HEAD

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100

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CO 42-100423

8

44 506 GJ -A 00-1

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Port (Left) Side - Lost 8 Apr 44, GER - MACR 3856 - Pilot Jack M. Winn

Contributor - Doug Griffith
Shown with my Father, Navigator/Artist Jack A. Griffith (Kneeling Left), and Pilot Edward G. Leininger (Kneeling 2nd from Left).
This was a new plane that they received in Topeka, KS and, as a replacement crew, were ordered to deliver it to the 8th AAF via the southern route. The crew pitched in to have the ground crew at Morrison Fld, FL paint the finished design before they departed through the Caribbean, Natal and Dakar. After landing at Valley Airport, Wales and signing the plane over to the AAF, they never had contact with it again. After a few weeks in Ireland for theater training the Leininger crew flew combat with the 389th BG / 567th BS.
They flew different A/C during their 19 missions and were shot down 27 May 44, on 42-95091 (MACR 5260), becoming POWs.

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