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RUTH E-K, The

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"ALLAH HASSID" - Featured in

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Later 847th BS (S4 W-). Transferred to 8 466 786 U8 L

Quote from Pilot Lt. Maynard Kisinger (in Col. Charles H. Freudenthal's excellent "A History of the 489th Bomb Group"):
"As I was the only married member of my crew, my wife and I frequently entertained all the others. Because they all knew her, the decision was made to name the ship after her, Ruth E. Kisinger - so, The RUTH E-K. The phrase "ALLAH HASSID" was picked up by two of my gunners , Herman Drawdy and Art DeVincenzi , while we were passing through Marrakech. According to these two stalwarts, "Allah Hassid" conveyed the message that the plane couldn't be harmed , or couldn't be touched. Our affection for The RUTH E-K extended to the point that we were thoughtful enough to take another aircraft on the 11 August mission on which we were shot down. The ill-fated plane we flew that day was STRUGGLE BUGGY (42-94785)."

Maynard Kisinger - Pilot
Glenn Baum - Co-Pilot
James Corbitt - Bombardier
Wayne Norman - Navigator

Albert Hall - Radio Operator
Ralph Rundquist - Engineer
Buford Outlaw - Nose Gunner
Arthur DeVincenzi - Gunner
Herman Drawdy - Gunner

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