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~ 01-1 WILLIAM E. RUBEL

1st VALHALLA - Renamed to RIO RITA after Transfer to 5th AF/43rd BG/403rd BS
Transferred to RAAF as A72-10

Contributor - Randy Rubel
Shown with my Father, William E. Rubel (Bombardier, standing right), at Mobile Air Base, Mobile, Ala., 28 Jan 43. He was assigned to the 7th AF/11th BG/26th BS and flew in 72 combat missions.

Info Contributor - Pete Johnston
Reported by 333rd BG/467th BS in Jan 43:
Pilot Frank A. Tinker (shown in cockpit) struck a fence on take-off in Orlando, Fla. - A/C was diverted to 5th AF.

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