An original cadre ship acquired 28 October ’43 and assigned to Woltkamp crew who flew her overseas in December ’43. The ship was named for the crew bombardier’s wife, Mrs. Raymond Wade. “Juanita” was downed by fighters on 16 January ’44 over Trieste, Yugoslavia with Woltkamp crew aboard. Believed to be the first 449th aircraft downed by enemy fighters. 5 KIA and 5  POW. MACR 2325.

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