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Survived Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania

Contributor - Brendan Wood

Info Contributor - Chris Gregg
Primary Pilot(s): Lt. Doyle Hicks, Lt. John McCormick
Arrived overseas 21 Jun 43 and flew first mission on 9 Jul 43. Flew Ploesti mission on 1 Aug 43 and flew a total of 21 combat missions for the 389th Bomb Group.
Shot down over the North Sea by German fighters 18 Nov 43 on a mission to Oslo, Norway with entire crew KIA.

Info Contributor - D. McCoy
The crew when it went down in the North Sea. (*Not in picture)

McCormick, John B. - Capt.
Mendelsohn, Marvin R. - 1st LT.
Mosco, Marvin - 1st LT.
Raines, Lewis H. - S/SGT.
Murphy, Gerald E. - S/SGT.
Budai, William J. - S/SGT.
Rossi, Alfred B. - SGT.

*Chelini, Enrico - 2nd LT.
*Tourison, Charles W. - 2nd LT. - Co-Pilot
*Turnipseed, Donald E. - T/SGT.
*Scott, Kenneth R. - S/SGT.

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