08/18/1944 - A/C: 42-78295

The plane was shot down over Bulgaria after a successful bombing mission over Ploesti, Romania on August 18, 1944. All the crew survived but were taken POW's and placed in a prison camp. They were at the prison camp for about 5 months and were released back to the U.S.

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  • Allie Peoples Pilot

    Edward O'Hara Co-Pilot

    James Granville Navigator

    Eddie Creech Engineer/Gunner

    Burie Bailey Nose Turret

    Herman Davidson Radio Oper

    Thomas Jarvis Ball Turret

    Robert Bogart Tail Turret

    William Tyler Waist Gunner

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