Acquired 4 October ’44 and assigned to A. D. Allen crew. While flying a mission against Brenner Pass in northern Italy on 27 December ’44 with Dalrymple’s crew aboard she received a direct flak burst. Only the two pilots and the radio operator survived. The pilots squeezed out of the damaged aircraft through the pilot’s windows and the radio operator was blown out as the ship disintegrated. All three landed on separate mountain tops and subsequently became POWs. As recently as 1985 when Dalrymple made a visit to the area the villagers still remembered the incident! 7 KIA, 3 POW. MACR 10743.

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