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Mr Arthur E Linrud's description of the October 14 1943 on board 42-34336.
Re-typed from the original in possession of daughter JoAnn Linrud.



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Date Contributor Update
06 January 2017 13:04:47 wimhm.slangen Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Wim Slangen