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Contributor - John M. Campbell

Info Contributor - Stephen Adams

Transferred from 491st BG / 855th BS (V2 N+). May have had WILD BILL ad/or HOLIDAY INN on the Port (Left) Side. No trace with the 44th BG after 1 Mar 45.

Info Contributor - Michael Osbourne

Original 491st BG aircraft. Lt. Rock was the Pilot, and my Father, Richard M. Osbourne, was the Ball Turret Gunner. The ship was named HOLIDAY INN, a name taken from the movie and starring among others, Bing Crosby. Dr. Rock (before his death) told me that the crew were always ready to party, so the crew had the mural sketched out of an aircrew bellying up to a bar. For some reason they never did get it properly painted, but it did have the name HOLIDAY INN painted on the port side near the cockpit. Lt. Rock's crew was shot down near LeHavre 13 Aug 44 in a different aircraft.

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