Delivered Tulsa 29/11/42; Salina 25/1/43. Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-X] Molesworth 26/3/43, then 358BS [VK-O] ; 21m.

Details 42-5392 / City of Albuquerque aka Stric Nine

www.303rdbg.com // #42-5392 Stric-Nine

www.303rdbg.com // #42-5392 Stric-Nine

Missing in Action Gilze-Rijen 19/8/43 with 6KIA – (bodies washed up weeks later):
– Pilot: Lauren Quillen
– Co-pilot: John Homan
– Navigator: Bevan Colby
– Bombardier: Bill Irish
– Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elden Richter
– Radio Operator: Sal DiCosmo.
4 Prisoners of War :
– Ball turret gunner: Elbert Price
– Waist gunner: Joe Brown
– Waist gunner: Paul Abernathy
– Tail gunner: Art Sauer.

Enemy aircraft, #3 was out and wing on fire, ditched North Sea, off Hoek van Holland.
Missing Air Crew Report 285.
STRIC NINE / City of Albuquerque

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