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"RETURN OF THE WANDERING SONS of the U.S. Army Air Forces bomber "Red Hot Red Head*," have just checked in after being brought down in their Liberator over the front lines and after walking and hitch-hiking five days to get to this temporary landing field in FRANCE."

* B-24 42-52442 'Red Hot Riding Hood'. Warren Allen Crew. 10-Sept-44, five days after having been brought down on the 5th.



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Date Contributor Update
28 June 2018 20:32:44 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2018 19:23:11 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations