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This plane received a direct hit by flak over Debreczen rail yards, Hungary, on Sept 21, 1944. The pilot, 2d Lt. Guy M. Miller, of Lakeside, Calif., and Co-pilot, 2d Lt. Thomas M. Rybovich, West Palm Beach, Fla., were able to bring her back to base.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A22777-55218AC.



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16 July 2017 16:11:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations