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TOUCH OF TEXAS!

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D

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95

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CO

42-40751

8

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00-2 SDASM

Survived Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania - (Horizontal Mission Marker)

Info Contributor - Roy PotterFlown by my Great Uncle, 1st. Lt. Eldon Neil Colby, on his first mission as a Pilot, after being the Co-Pilot on his original aircraft The OKLAHOMAN (42-40738). He was flying alongside this bird in TOUCH OF TEXAS! (5 Dec 43) when The OKLAHOMAN was hit by a direct burst of flak, carrying the Mason Crew, who normally flew in FIGHTIN' SAM (42-40506). The aircraft was blown apart, with Mason being the sole survivor (POW).

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