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Contributor - Darin Scorza

My Father, 1Lt Samuel D. Scorza was the Navigator. On the March 26th raid to Bonnieres, France, air pressure on take-off forced a hatch open that hit my father on the head. He finished the mission, but was hospitalized for a concussion for a few days upon their return. While he was in the hospital, the rest of the crew flew two missions with a replacement navigator.So, while this was the crew's 30th and final mission, my father flew on June 6th and 7th in support of the Normandy landings on D-Day and D-Day +1. Some of the gunners also flew these missions.

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