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40 00-2 JACK B. NEWMAN

"ALPENIA, MICH." - Lost 24 Mar 44, AUT - MACR 3469 - Pilot Warren H. Ridgway

Contributor - Peter Newman
The residents of Alpena, MI raised the money to build THUNDER BAY BABE through the purchase of war bonds. The City of Alpena overlooks Lake Huron's picturesque Thunder Bay. Captain Ridgeway's mother's name was Babe. My Father, Jack B. Newman (Radio Operator - standing far left), later became a POW at Stalag 17 until he was liberated by General Patton's 3rd Army.

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