An original cadre ship acquired 28 October ‘43 and assigned to Kinerd’s crew who flew her overseas in December ’43. This ship, with Kinerd’s crew aboard, suffered severe combat damage on the mission of 22 February ’44 to Regensburg, Germany. The crew managed to keep her airborne until they reached southern Italy where they bailed out just north of Bari. Kinerd was injured during the bailout and was subsequently returned to U.S. Remainder of the crew was returned to combat duty. No MACR.