NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

SHE DEVIL

B

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24

J

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145

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CO 44-40123

8

491

852

3Q

A 00-2

EARL J. TABOR

Port (Left) Side - Plaque

Contributor - Fran Tabor

My Father, Earl Junior Tabor, was the Top Turret Gunner on The PRIDE OF THE 48/The HARD WAY (44-40242).

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Repaired at Manston, Kent, 24 Mar - 6 Apr 45 - hydraulic system. Salvaged 16 Apr - 6 Jun 45 at Watton - buckled wing ribs in what may have been a landing accident (entry appears on 3 SAD Field Engineering salvage list for 458th BG but this may be incorrect because the plane was still with 491st BG on 14 Apr 45). However, 21st Statistical Control Unit, Headquarters Eighth Air Force, Report of Heavy Bombers Salvaged for Jun 45 lists this as a 458th BG plane, salvaged 6 Jun 45 because repairs exceeded time limit, so it may have been transferred.

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