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 BERNARD A. KOTFILA

Starboard (Right) Side - Nose Art Inspiration - ALBERTO VARGAS

Contributor - Peter Simpson
Taken by my Father-In-Law, Bernard A. Kotfila (Army Combat Photographer)

Info Contributor - Chris Gregg
Primary Pilot(s): Lt. Robert O'Reilly, Lt. Lewis Ellis. Arrived overseas June 29, 1943 and flew first mission on July 9, 1943. Was scheduled to make the August 1, 1943 Ploesti mission, but scratched due to mechanical problems. Flew a total of 14 combat missions for the 389th Bomb Group.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Landed at Lisbon, Portugal, with engine trouble on 2 Jul 43 en route from Portreath to North Africa and was interned. Shown as MIA 28 Aug 43.

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