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 LYNDON V. COLLINS

"Training Bomber"

Contributor - Roger Isaacson
Used in training at Pueblo AFB in Colorado. I believe it was attached to the 2nd Air Force, 16th Wing, 471st Bomb Group, 806th Bomb Squadron. The crew went on to serve with the 7th Air Force, 30th Bomb Group, 27th Bomb Squadron on  Kwajalein. The plane the crew was on when lost was The LEMON (42-72993).
My Uncle, Lyndon V. Collins (Navigator, standing 2nd from right), was reported MIA over Truk 5 May 44.

Standing (L-R)
Pilot - M. Messick
Co-Pilot - J. Henry
Navigator - Lyndon V. Collins
Bombardier - R. Eddy


Kneeling (L-R)
Engineer - W. Stotrenbury?
Assistant Engineer - T. DeVaughan
Radio Operator - F. Metcalf
Tail Gunner - W. Mason
Waist Gunner - R. Burkholder
Assistant Engineer - Vance Wong

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