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CHARLES M. FRANK

Contributor - Mary Kay Frank Armstrong
My Dad, Charles Frank, along with Mac Duncan, and Jack and Joe Hensley (identical twins) were all from Asheville, NC. They were flying BLOOD AND GUTS (42-51149) 17 Feb 45 when it went down in the North Sea. Only four of the crew survived. All the other Asheville boys died in the crash.

Standing (L-R)
Tom Patsey - Nose Gunner
Joe Hensley - Tail Gunner
Jack Hensley - Top Turret/Waist Gunner
Harry Fink - Engineer
Bob Beltz - Radio Operator
Kneeling (L-R)
Mickey Redman - Armorer/Gunner
Harold Prout - Navigator
Charles M. Frank - Co-Pilot
Mac Duncan - Pilot
Harry Stien - Bombardier

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
75 missions 21 Sep 44 - 10 Apr 45. Believed to have been RZI with 491 BG in Jun 45.

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