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Bobbie Joe Duke

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30 May 1944

Statement of 1st Lt. Elmo (NMI) Brinson, 0-806756, RE; 1st Lt. Bobbie J. Duke, 0-807270, MISSING IN ACTION.

"Lt. Duke was leading Yellow Flight with Lt. Richmond and I on each wing. We strafed Carmeilles en Vixen field from the West to East and just as we cleared the Eastern edge of the field, Lt. Duke pulled up sharply and bailed out of a skidding left turn about 1200 feet. I clearly saw the chute open and start down abort two miles Northeast of the field. The ship continued in the left turn and crashed and burned about one mile Northeast of field. I did not see the chute hit the ground"

ELMO (NMI) BRINSON
1st Lt., Air Corps.

Declassified document NND 735001 – Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs) – of the U.S. Army Air Forces WWII 1942 - 1947
By NARA Date: 1973

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  • 366th Fighter Group

    366th Fighter Group

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