The first of three ships named “Kayo.” Acquired by 449th on 6 April ’44. All were crewed by Sgt. John Elza, assistant crew chief. Crashed on 21 May ’44 on a ferry flight with J. W. Brown as the pilot while returning a stranded crew to base that had landed at another field. Also aboard was ground crew member John Firth, mechanic, who went along to take a short flight in a B-24.
see Geminder Crew , Crashed on landing, training flight, Kayo (#1) KIA 8