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CF 42-63959 8 389 564 YO L 00-1

BERNARD A. KOTFILA

Starboard (Right) Side

Contributor - Peter Simpson

Info Contributor - Christopher S. Gregg

Accepted into the USAAF inventory 10 Aug 43, and arrived overseas 17 Sep 43. Apparently it crash-landed 10 May 44 and was put out of service. Started in the 564th BS, then transferred to the 566th BS, when the 564th BS became a pathfinder squadron in Mar 44. Flew 41 missions, with 2 aborts. 31 missions were with the 564th BS, and the remainder was with the 566th BS.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Assignments:
8 44 66 RCL: E 26 Sep - 9 Oct 43
8 389 564 YO L until mid-Mar 44 then 566 RR L+ until mid-May 44
Modified to Carpetbagger at BAD 1
801/492 406/858 RCL: E 31 May - Dec 44 when turned in obsolescent (830 Hrs)

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