NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

SECTION 8

B

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24

H

-

20

-

FO 42-94938

15

455

742

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53 03-1 DAVID G. MATHESON

Section 8 = “Mentally Unfit For Service” - AKA "Eight Ball" - Walt Disney Character "Donald Duck"
Lost 27 Aug 44, GER - MACR 11703 - Pilot Harold R. Zabawa (741st BS)

Contributor - Michael Boucher

Standing (L-R)
T/Sgt Chris Bakos – Radio Op/ L/Waist Gunner
1st Lt Charles A. Taylor – Navigator
S/Sgt John P. Bodman – R/Waist Gunner
1st Lt James A. Cowden – Pilot
S/Sgt Phillip G. O’Neil – Tail Gunner
1st Lt Nelson – Bombardier
Kneeling (L-R)
S/Sgt. David G. Matheson – Nose Gunner
T/Sgt Aimee A. Boucher – Eng/Top Turret Gunner
S/Sgt John E. Washburn – Ball Gunner
1st Lt Robert E. Fleming - Co-Pilot


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