NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

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PHOTO CREDITS

THUNDER BIRD II

B

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24

D

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140

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CO 42-41142 14 308 375 ~ ~ 00-5

JOHN Z. MCBRAYER

Port (Left) Side

Info Contributor - Jack Gross
Chengkung, China 1 Apr 44 - My Father, SSgt Herbert Gross, was Assistant Engineer/Gunner on HILO HATTIE (42-109887). He recalled that the accident was the result of a runaway propeller, on takeoff, that cut into the flight deck. The Pilot, John Z. McBrayer, lost his left leg.

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