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MACR: 7693

Date: 08/18/1944

Aircraft Type: B-24
Aircraft Number: 42-78295

Group: 459BG
Squadron: 758
Command: 15AF


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.


  • 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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