An original cadre ship acquired 9 November ’43 and assigned to Gentry’s crew who flew her overseas in December ’43. The crew originally intended to name her “Lil Lassie”. However, after noting that flak repairs had made many patches on her wings and fuselage, the name “Patches” was agreed upon. Destroyed on crash landing, 8/6/44 with Mahoney crew aboard, salvaged 8/7/44.

Pictures of Patches




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