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DT 42-51110 8 458 752 7V M/110 01-1

RICHARD M. ESELGROTH

Color Image - Starboard (Right) Side

Contributor - Darin Scorza

Back (L-R)
Carl Johnson - Nose Gunner
Chuck Frazer - Gunner
Charles Gretz - Top Turret Gunner
"Bubba" Monroe - Co-Pilot


Front (L-R)
Dick Eseloth - Navigator
Al Miller - Bombardier
Billy Duke - Pilot
"Luke" Lucas - Radio Operator
Baldamore Garcia - Engineer
"Pan" Panarese - Tail Gunner

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Assignments:
458 752 (7V P) Transferred Jul/Aug 44 to
458 754 (Z5 P) Transferred Sep/Oct 44 to
458 752 (7V M)
Crash-landed 29 Jun 44 at Horsham St Faith on return from Aschersleben mission after being hit by AA and set on fire. Order to bail out was given, but fire was extinguished. Nevertheless, two crewmen bailed out due to failure of intercom. One crewman was made POW, the other was killed. The aircraft was unofficially rebuilt and RZI 1945.

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