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Aircraft: 338457

Dec 31, 1944, the aircraft of Lt Rojohn (The Little Skipper) and Lt Macnab (Nine Lives) pancake on one another.  This is the "piggyback incident". Search individual pilots and website for more information

NAMES: Nine Lives



PILOTS: LT  WILLIAM A MACNAB
MACR: 11359 SQUADRONS: 350 LN-F

NOTES

Nine Lives

HISTORY

1944-08-04   Cheyenne
1944-08-07  Accepted into Inventory
1944-08-15  Lincoln
1944-09-02  Grenier
1944-09-02  Assigned to UK
1944-12-31  FTR MID -231987 - Rustringen, Germany
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1944-12-31  FTR MID -231987 - Rustringen, Germany

Pilot Info

Crew: 5 KIA, 4 POW

Related Info: : MACNAB, WILLIAM A

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PHOTOS:

Capt. Doug Eden (Left) and Capt. Scotty (Charles J. Scott Right) flew the entire distance together, from crew assignment to Lt William G. Macnab, pilot, through missions with Lt Charlie "Hong Kong" Wilson, Lt. David Raiford, and Lt Leslie Dawson (did I miss anyone?). [On February 24, 1945, Dad writes, "I didn't know the fellows named the ship. We all had several suggestions and since we had 9 men to man her I suggested we paint a big black cat on the ship's side and call it "9 lives." If that is the name the fellows adopted then I'll use it too." On March 15th, he writes, "Yesterday my leather jacket arrived, now I can have it painted up with the usual stuff the fellows put on it: bombs for each mission, a B-17, etc." Dad received his Captain's bars on March 24, 1945 and Scotty his on April 20th. The picture is, unfortunately, undated however all the evidence shows this was made after April 20th, 1945, and, to me, demonstrates their absolute dedication to their crew brothers under Lt Macnab.....Photo and info courtesy of Beth Eden-Mcguire.