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391 ~ J 01-2

LEW FUNK

Artist Sgt. Duane Bryers

Contributor - John Funk

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Originally 8 493 860 (F), transferred later in June 1944 to 8 34 391 (J). Lost 19 Jul 44. Hit by flak about one minute after bombs away. All controls were shot away but the pilot managed to maintain some control. The plane wandered over Dieppe and encountered more flak. Three crew members bailed out over Dieppe. The plane managed to get back to the English coast and four crewmen bailed out 15 miles inland. The pilot then headed the plane back out toward the English Channel and he and the co-pilot bailed out. The plane flew all the way back across the Strait of Dover and crashed near Wingene, Belgium.

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