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B-17 #44-6483 / Ruby’s Raiders

Delivered Hunter 17/8/44; Grenier 4/9/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-G] Gt Ashfield 8/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/11/45. RUBY’S RAIDERS.

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B-17 #44-6483 'Ruby's Raiders'

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  1. von Rod Gibbs am 25. Januar 2018 7:18 Uhr

    My father Clyde Elbert Gibbs flew 22 missions out of England in “Ruby’s Raiders”. He was the ball gunner. He once told me that the only things he ever shot were a Jeep and a cow. He was injured once when a piece of flack hit the ball and shattered it. A piece of the glass lodged into his shoulder. He wasn’t rewarded the Purple Heart since he wasn’t hit by enemy material! He also told me that he lost his Good Conduct Award because he urinated on a church somewhere in England. He passed away a decade ago at age 85.

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    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 25. Januar 2018 7:57 Uhr

      Thank you for sharing your father’s story!

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    • von Bradley Earl Lash am 01. August 2018 0:50 Uhr

      Hello,
      My name is Bradley Lash I am the grandson of 1st lieutenant Marshall Lash, the navigator of Ruby’s Raiders. Mr. Von Rod Gibbs, if you may sir, please contact me I would love to talk to you about your grandfather! Lashbrade@@gmail.com

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