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The B-24D Liberator, 41-24040, What's Cooking Doc ? - Operator, and crew. Pilot Hoover Edwards, Copilot Homer S. McCollom, Albert J. Mickish, Bernard M. Boullioum, Gene J. Colley, Dale R. Colley, Raymond Waters, John S. Alesaukas, and Vernon C. Utter. What's Cooking Doc ?, flew on the Ploesti mission. Aborted with mechanical problems and turning back for home base just short of Corfu. 1 Aug 43.



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