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B-17G-70-BO Flying Fortress "Lady Velma" (FC-C) s/n 43-37831 571st BS, 390th BG, 8th AF. Lt. Clarence R Evans and crew on 1st October 1944.
From L-R Hubert l Clark [Tail Gun], Warren Perret [Bombardier], Leon A Hall [Nav], Robert E Gokey [Waist], Franklin B Orr [Radio], Gavin T Spensley [Co-pilot], Clarence R Evans [Pilot], Guy W Woodward [Eng], Archie Goodwin [Ball].



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24 November 2015 15:25:04 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

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