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B-24D - 'TOUCH OF TEXAS' - 8th AF - 389th BG - 566th BS - RCL - D. - Flown by 1st. Lt. Eldon Neil Colby, on his first mission as a Pilot, after being the CoPilot on his original aircraft 'THE OKLAHOMAN' - # 42-40738. He was flying alongside 'THE OKLAHOMAN' in 'TOUCH OF TEXAS' (5 Dec 43) when 'THE OKLAHOMAN' was hit by a direct burst of flak, carrying the Mason Crew, who normally flew in 'FIGHTIN' SAM - # 42-40506). The aircraft was blown apart, with Mason being the sole survivor (POW).



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23 April 2021 18:17:11 Kickapoo Created entry with caption and aircraft associations

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