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Port (Left) Side - Renamed from THROBBING MONSTER

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Pilot 1st Lt. Adolph Komer headed for Sweden after being attacked by fighters on the 29 May 44 mission to Tutow but belly-landed on the runway at Schleswig-land airfield, Hohenlieth, 3 km SE of Eckernförde, Germany, on only #1 engine which was overheating.

Info Contributor - Wally Forman
All 10 crewmen were POW - MACR 5226

Pilot - Lt. Adolph Komer
Co-Pilot - 2Lt. Charles F. Zavorka
Navigator - FO Ralph B. Whitesell
Bombardier - Lt. Charles C. Bethel
Top Turret Gunner - T/Sgt. Major V. Mears
Radio Operator - T/Sgt. Thomas J. Dykla
Ball Turret Gunner - S/Sgt. Carl R. Criger
L. Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. Christian R. Roediger
R. Waist Gunner - S/Sgt. George W. Whitmer
Tail Gunner - S/Sgt. Lambert P. Zaetsch

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