A replacement ship flown overseas by Robert Anderson crew arriving at Grottaglie on 2 April ’44. Name originated at the Dakar, Africa, stopover airfield where the local natives called good luck charms “Gidi, Gidi,” so the crew adopted these words as the name for the ship and added the words “Boom, Boom.” “Gidi Gidi” with Anderson crew aboard was downed on the 24 June ’44 mission to Ploesti. 10 POW. MACR 6403.

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