With the latest
orders in hand, ten airmen, Crew #144 meet for the first time in an orderly
room at Hammer Field: First-Pilot Second Lieutenant Dave Thomas,
Copilot Second Lieutenant Jesse Pettey, Navigator Second
Lieutenant Richard Krall, Bombardier Second Lieutenant Robert Cline, Flight
Engineer and waist gunner Corporal John Ribovich, Radio Operator and Top-Turret
Gunner Corporal Russell Westaby, Nose Gunner Corporal John Masterson, Tail
Gunner Private John Tighe, Waist Gunner Corporal Earl Williams, and Belly-Turret
Gunner Sergeant Kenneth Melron. World War II.
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Thanks for posting all of this great info. My Grandfather is Lt. John Wren
who flew the Shady Lady #2 (42-51336) on his last mission. I am documenting all
of his stories on video and would love to get a quality scan of this ship and
permission to use it.
Lt. John Wren who flew the Shady Lady #2
A B-24 Liberator Bomber in World War 2 describes his time
in Stalag Luft III, German Prison Camp
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On August 1, 1943, Col. Leon Johnson led a squadron of B-24Ds over
target Ploesti in operation 'Tidal Wave', losing 53 of 179 aircraft in
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