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Aircraft: 2102621

 Engine run-up. The Milton E. Neer Collection. 

NAMES: Varga Venus



PILOTS:   N/A  N/A
MACR: SQUADRONS: 349 XR-P
349 XR-A

NOTES

Varga Venus --- Squadron also: 349 XR A

HISTORY

1944-03-19   Cheyenne
1944-03-21  Accepted into Inventory
1944-04-09  Hunter
1944-04-27  Dow
1944-04-30  Assigned to UK
1944-06-21  Ruhland, ran our of gas, landed near Kiev Lt J.D.
1944-07-29   Merseburg, Lt Robert Chamberlain
0000-00-00   Salvaged (?? Aug-44-day unknown)
0000-00-00  
0000-00-00 
0000-00-00  
0000-00-00  Salvaged (??-Aug-44 - day unknown)

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A

Comments

    Don Allen, 4th Fighter Group Mechanic flew with this crew on 4 missions during the Russian Shuttle.	

PHOTOS:

 "VARGA VENUS" - 349th aircraft flown by the Robert Chamberlain Crew on their return from Merseburg Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 T/Sgt. Angelo A. Alfier, Togglier for Lt. Carl Hellerich and Lt. Lee Jacobs crews, is seen (on right) behind the top turret of VARGA VENUS #42-102621 XR-P, salvaged after the 29 JUL 44 mission to Merseburg. (Photo courtesy of Jeffrey C. Alfire, son of Angelo A. Alfier.) Chamberlain crew information 

Varga Venus (from the collection of John Schwarz)

 T/Sgt. Angelo A. Alfier, Togglier for Lt. Carl Hellerich and Lt. Lee Jacobs crews, is seen (on right) behind the top turret of VARGA VENUS #42-102621 XR-P. This 349th aircraft was salvaged after the July 29, 1944 mission to Merseburg. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey C. Alfier, son of Angelo Alfire. 

 The Milton E. Neer Collection. 

Photo taken July 28th after Pride of the Century had landing gear Failure after returning from Merseburg..  Pride of the Century is in the middle.  "Varga Venus" is far left and on July 29th returned from Merseburg and crash landed at Thorpe Abbotts.