NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

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PHOTO CREDITS

PATTY GIRL

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42-50811 8 445 703 RN E 00-2

RICHARD "DICK" T. DONOVAN

Starboard (Right) Side - Flew the Kassel Mission 27 Sep 44

Contributor - Stephen Donovan
Shown with my Father, Richard "Dick" T. Donovan (Armorer/Gunner - Standing 2nd from Left) in Topeka, Kansas, picking up a new plane to ferry to England. Bill Davis (Gunner) had a Daughter, Patty, (July 1944) for which the aircraft was named.

Standing (L-R)
Henry Laser - Nose Gunner
Dick Donovan - Waist Gunner/Armorer
Willard Davis - Waist Gunner
Martin Carlson - Eng/Top Turret Gunner
Joe Olszanski - Nose Gunner
Robert Wray - Radio Operator
Kneeling (L-R)
William Greene - Navigator
Gene Hetzler - Co-Pilot
Herbert Trulove - Pilot
Roland Alfonso - Bombardier


Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Assigned to 445th BG at Tibenham where it was briefly bar O+ IS in 700th BS before transfer in Aug 44 to 703rd BS as RN E. The plane survived the war and was redeployed to the ZI on 20 May 45.

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