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B-17 #42-37958 / Old Faithful

Delivered Denver 27/10/43; Gr Island 11/11/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-G] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; 36m ex-St Nazaire, sustained battle damage and crash landed Wincanton, Som. UK., 25/6/44 with Peter Mikonis, Co-pilot: Frank Pepper, Navigator: Joe Sullivan, Bombardier: Will Stevens, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Anderson, Radio Operator: Doug Deurmyer, Ball turret gunner: Ralph Stein, Waist gunner: Dick Mehlberg,Tail gunner: Dean McDowell (9 Killed in Action); flak KO’d #3, dropped back and eventually reached UK, then wing broke off, crashed Snag Farm, Stoke Trister, near Wincanton, Somerset, UK; Salvaged by 2SAD. OLD FAITHFUL.

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