NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

WINDY CLIPPER

B

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24

G

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16

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NT

42-78470

15

455

742

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47 00-2 N/A

Starboard (Right) Side - Transferred to 456th BG / 746th BS

Contributor - Mark Worthington

Info Contributor - Walter "Val" Valentine
I was a gunner on John Truer's crew and we flew most of our missions on it. To me it was considered a lucky ship because even though we almost never came back without a flak hole no one was ever injured. In fact on 26 Dec 44 we went to Oswiecim, Poland where we lost #2 & 4 engines over the target. We dropped to 15,000' and maintained that altitude until we got back to the base almost two hrs. after the rest of the group. They replaced the engines and put her back on the line. Several weeks later another crew flew her and took an 88 between #3 and 4 engines which passed through the wing and explode above the aircraft. The shell had severely damaged the main wing spar and was junked.

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