A replacement ship arriving 18 Apr 44. The nose gunner on McFain’s crew, Robert Eminizer, painted the nose art showing a steel helmet with two eyes “peeping” out, with G.I. shoes. “Peepy” went down on 13 October ’44 returning from a mission to Vienna, Austria, when Blaney’s eleven-man crew was forced to bail out over the Adriatic Sea. 3 were KIA and 8 were rescued by a Catalina flying boat of the Air Sea Rescue Command. MACR 13505.

Pictures of Peepy




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