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FO 42-52771 8 487 838 2C Q 02-1 ERNEST F. BALFREY

Contributor - Ivo de Jong

Standing (L-R)
Joseph C. Fratalone - Radio Operator
Leroy E. Sparks - Ball Turret Gunner
Franklin E. Wicks - Bombardier
William E. Colburn - Co-Pilot
L. Cunningham - Waist Gunner
Kneeling (L-R)
"Whitey" - Crew Chief
Francis D. Kelly - Navigator
Harry R. Shertinger - Tail Gunner
Doyle R. Roberts - Engineer
Ernest F. Balfrey - Pilot

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Flown to England by Lt. Robert T. Hall and his crew but flown in combat frequently by Lt. Ernest F Balfrey and his crew whose 41-29483 they had flown to England was transferred before combat to 445th BG. 42-52771 was transferred in Oct 44 to the RAF, given RAF serial TS525 and assigned to 100 Group, 223 Squadron, at Oulton, Norfolk, as 6G H. It was eventually sold for scrap on 12 Mar 47.

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