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42-52150 15 449 718 ~ 33 00-2

449TH BGA

"I came, I saw, I conquered" - Warner Bros. Character "Bugs Bunny"

Contributor - Mark Coffee

Info Contributor - Don Shepherd
Delivered to Bruning 5 Nov 43, and assigned to Silvers' crew. Downed by flak over Orbetello, Italy 17 May 44 with Silvers' crew aboard. 7 KIA / 3 POW. Enemy Evasion Aid Report: "At 1332 hours, [ship #17] had a direct hit by flak shell on #2 engine blowing the engine off and firing the ship. The pilot, Lt. H. Silvers, and the copilot, Lt. Thomas Turner, held the aircraft under control straight and level until the crew could bail out. The B-24 peeled out of formation to avoid damage to other aircraft."

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