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DT 42-51088 8 491 853 T8 -J/610 02-6 JACK C. SHALL

Starboard (Right) Side - DT line #610 - Had BETSY (Under Armor Plate), Renamed to RELUCTANT DRAGON

Contributor - Jack C. Shall, Jr.
My Father, Jack C. Shall, was originally with the 389th Bomb Group/565th Bomb Squadron, then transferred to 491st Bomb Group/853rd Bomb Squadron. He served as a Ball Turret Gunner and a Tail Gunner while in England. I'm not sure which of these two positions he was assigned to on the
RELUCTANT DRAGON.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Squadron assignments:
854th (6X J-)
853rd (T8 -J)
855th (V2 B+)
Crash-landed 16 Feb 45 at Oulton - Salvaged

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