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B-24 Liberator

Shot down by a Me-109 over Ploesti. Two of the crew KIA, eight became POW's. MACR 154
1st Lt. John D. Palm - Pilot (POW), 2nd Lt. William F. Love - CoPilot (POW)
2nd Lt. William K. Wright - Navigator (KIA), 2nd Lt. Robert W. Merrell - Bombardier (KIA)
T/Sgt. Alexander Rockinson - Engineer/Gunner (POW), T/Sgt. Harold Black - Radio Operator (POW)
S/Sgt. William E. Thompson - Gunner (POW), S/Sgt. Austin D. Chastain - Gunner (POW)
S/Sgt. Dallis R. Robertson - Tail Gunner (POW), S/Sgt. Clay E. Snyder - Gunner (POW)



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