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PINK ELEPHANT, The

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Starboard (Right) Side - Port has SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS - Lost on Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania

Contributor - Robert Livingstone

Info Contributor - Bill Whitney
Started combat ops 13 May 43 and was shot down on the low level Ploesti mission 1 Aug 43 with the crew of Pilot Lt. James A. Gunn III. Shot down near the Yugoslavia/ Bulgaria border by enemy fighters during withdrawal from the target in the same action that downed The WITCH (41-11840) flown by Pilot Julian Darlington. The sole survivor, Tail Gunner Stanley Horine, and Pilot Julian Darlington from The WITCH, were POWs together in Bulgaria.

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