NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

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BS

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PHOTO CREDITS

TILLIE II

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CO 42-73258 13 307 372 ~ 258 01-3 N/A

Port (Left) Side - Before Name Applied

Contributor - Robert Livingstone

Info Contributor - Ted Mikita
Shown with Capt Max C. Tenton, Squadron Bombardier of the 372nd BS, who received a Silver Star while helping save this aircraft and crew after a 20mm round entered the cockpit and exploded, killing the Pilot Lt John R. Sawyer outright, seriously wounding the Co-Pilot and mortally wounding the Navigator on a mission to Truk on 2 Jun 1944. The aircraft was repaired and flew several more missions through June and July 1944.

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