NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

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PHOTO CREDITS

TOMMY THUMPER II

B

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24

H

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20

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FO

42-94811

8

34

4

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00-3

34TH BG ASSN

Color Image

Contributor - Gary Ferrell
Flew 41 missions from 23 May 44 to 24 Aug 44. After the 34th BG transitioned to B-17s, TOMMY THUMPER II was transferred to the 467th BG / 790th BS. It subsequently crashed on a training flight 22 Jan 45 resulting in the deaths of Pilot John T. McArthur Jr. and all nine crew members.
Shown with Warren E. Thrun's Crew which flew 27 of the 41 missions:

Standing (L-R)
Pvt George Norton - Gunner
S/Sgt Billie Ezell - Engineer
Pvt Albert Migliorelli - Gunner
2 Lt Philip Sheridan - Bombardier

Kneeling (L-R)
Frankie Champion - ?
Sgt Gustamozen Garcia - Gunner
Sgt Eugene Toth - Radio Operator
2 Lt Richard McCauley - Co-Pilot
2 Lt Warren E. Thrun - Pilot

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