A replacement ship replacing her namesake. Downed on the mission to Vienna, Austria, on 13 October ‘44 with Mealey’s crew aboard. (Mealey changed his name to O’Malley after the war.) Also aboard was the Flight Surgeon Capt. Leslie Caplan. Capt. Caplan and 8 others were taken POW. The navigator and the nose gunner — both having suffered broken legs during the parachute jump — were rescued by Partisans and were returned to hospitals in Italy. 9 POW, 2 EVD. MACR 9317. After the war, Capt. Caplan received national honors for his medical treatment to POWs during imprisonment and a long death march.

Pictures of Nancy Jane [#2]

Nancy Jane

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