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PEERLESS CLIPPER

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CF 41-29216 15 449 717 ~ 39 00-1

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Port (Left) Side

Contributor - Alan Griffith

Info Contributor - Mark Coffee

An original cadre ship purchased by the employees of the Peerless Woolen Mills of Chattanooga, TN. She was originally assigned to the Lawrence Sies crew (Sies was from Chattanooga). Lost 2 Apr 44 over Steyr, Austria in a three-way collision with MISS BEHAVIN' (42-52086) and SUPERSTITIOUS AL-O-YSIUS (42-52136). Just after the target, a rocket attack by fighters scored a hit on MISS BEHAVIN' which banked out of control into the tail of SUPERSTITIOUS AL-O-YSIUS. PEERLESS CLIPPER, with Jake Kury's crew aboard, then flew into the debris of the other two ships. 11 KIA, MACR 4024. Thirty men were killed in the three ships with only S/Sgt. Mark Schneider, BTG on MISS BEHAVIN' surviving (POW).

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