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722 ~ 44 00-2 WILLIAM G. SMITH

Port (Left) Side - Manduria, Italy (Feb 44)

Contributor - Scott Hultgren
Shown with my Great Uncle, Bill Smith (Radio Operator), kneeling 2nd from right. They named their plane when they stopped on their way to Africa, after picking up a bunch of rum in the Caribbean, and named her RUM-BUGGY. They flew 38 missions, mainly based in Italy, then went up to England to take over for Jimmy Stewart's crew once they finished their deployment. My uncle said that the Pilot, Horace Ferry, was a B-24 Trainer and knew the planes better than anyone else and that's the reason why they came home!

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