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SALLY

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42-95037

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M/037 00-2

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Port (Left) Side

Contributor - Keith A. McKain
SALLY
was named (and nose art applied) in the U.S. by Lt. Billie Blanton's Crew (later assigned to the 448th BG / 714th BS at Seething, England). According to my father, SALLY was not originally in a dress, but they were forced to paint a dress on her at a stop on the way to England (Brazil?). Upon their arrival in England, the plane was taken from them to be refitted for war and they were given another, The WABASH CANNON BALL (42-109793). They flew a number of missions until it crashed in England 2 Jul 44 on return from a mission. On 12 Jul 44, they were in BIM BAM BOLA (42-94735) and were shot down over Lake Constance, Switzerland on a Munich raid, with half of the crew swimming the wrong way into Germany! Luckily... my father swam to Switzerland.

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