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The Asheville, NC men. Left to right: Jack Hensley, Charles M. Frank, Joe Hensley and Mac Duncan. Sadly, only CM Frank (of the Asheville boys) survived the crash into the channel of their plane "Blood and Guts" 2-17-1945. They are standing in front of their mission B24 for the day... "Ruth Marie".

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  • Lawrence Duncan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. ...

  • Charles Frank

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Charles Minor Frank was from Asheville, NC. He was to be a pilot of B24s but another pilot from Asheville, NC (Mac Duncan) asked him to be his co-pilot and Charlie agreed. Also in their 10 man crew were identical twins, Joe and Jack Hensley from...

  • Edward Hensley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. Air Medal

  • Edwin Hensley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. Air Medal

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Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 15:59:47 Mary Kay Armstrong Changes to caption
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Mary Kay Frank Armstrong

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 15:58:30 Mary Kay Armstrong Created entry with collection and caption
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Mary Kay Frank Armstrong

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