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B-17 #42-31242 / Patty Jo

Delivered Cheyenne 7/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Gt Falls 23/10/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/11/43; target Berlin 19/5/44 with Don Salles, Co-pilot: Homer Andrews, Navigator: Jack Barcus, Bombardier: Tom Matthews, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Robison, Radio Operator: Gervis Hartle, Ball turret gunner: Norman Powell, Waist gunner: Rocko Garzarelli, Waist gunner: Harry Knoche, Tail gunner: Frank Serio (10 Returned to Duty); mid-air coll with 42-38145 (452BG), crash landed Watton Afd, Nfk, UK; Salvaged 25/7/45. PATTY JO.

Details 42-31242 / Patty Jo

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-38145 ‘Rosalie Ann’ on 19 May 1944.

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