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B-17 #42-97830

Delivered Denver 9/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 571BS/390BG [FC-E] Framlingham 1/5/44; MIA Bohlen 29/6/44 Pilot: Bob Moody, Co-Pilot: Capt Bill Nugent, Bombardier: Dan Simpson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Beeson, Radio Operator: W.S. Belgium. , Waist Gunner: Carl Gray, Waist Gunner: Ottavio Zannetti, Tail Gunner: Bob Gilmore (8RTD); Navigator: Jim Mayall, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Downie (2KIA); fell out of formation with #2 feathered, nearing coast feathered two more; ditched Channel, Enemy aircraft strafed rescue launch, sinking it and killing Mayall and Downie; another launch arrived and took rest to Yarmouth, Nfk., UK. MACR 15236.

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