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SUPERSTITIOUS AL-O-YSIUS

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FO 42-52136

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45 01-2

 C. SIMEONE

Starboard (Right) Side

Contributor - Paul Simeone (Nephew of C. Simeone - Tail Gunner)

On her 26th mission to Steyr, Austria (2 Apr 44, to bomb a parts making plant for Messerschmitt aircraft), SUPERSTITIOUS AL-O-YSIUS was lost at 12:30 P.M., on the return from the target. Another plane, MISS BEHAVIN (42-52086), was hit by a rocket from a fighter, lost control, and hit SUPERSTITIOUS AL-O-YSIUS. A third plane, PEERLESS CLIPPER (41-29216), was hit by debris from both planes. All three went down and all crews were KIA except one member, Mark Schneider (Ball Turret Gunner on MISS BEHAVIN), who survived the fall from 21,000 feet! - MACR 3995

Lt. Starr - Pilot
Robert Samson - Co-Pilot
G. Radcliffe - Engineer
E. Byer - Radio Operator
Paul Lhevinne - Bombardier
Joe Smith - Navigator
C. Simeone - Tail Gunner
W. Tom - Ball Turret Gunner
T. Mikolojizzo - Waist Gunner
Porter Singleton - Waist Gunner

Info Contributor - Mark Coffee

Note: Joe Smith (Navigator) was replaced by George Parks on 2 Apr 44 mission.

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