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Aircraft: 230087

 351st's "SHACKRAT" - 230087 undergoing an engine change at Thorpe Abbotts. (100th Photo Archives) 

NAMES: Shack Rat



Assigned to original cadre, Crew 27 --- Shack Rat


1943-04-05   Accepted into inventory
1943-04-08  Cheyenne
1943-04-16  Kearney also 23-Apr-43 Hamilton also 02-May-43 Wen
1943-05-23  Kearney
1943-05-31  Dow
1943-06-10  Assigned to UK
1943-09-03   RES
1943-09-06   REO - took off late could not catch formation
1943-09-16   RFO - Exeter
1943-09-27  FTO
1943-10-10  FTR - Flak Fighters - Munster, Germany
1943-10-10  FTR - Flak Fighters - Munster, Germany

Pilot Info

Crew: 8 KIA, 2 POW

Related Info: : BEATTY, MAURICE E




 351st Sheet Metal Section airmen identified only as Bowie, left, and  A. Jedrusinsko right . (100th Photo Archives) 

W. Rudowski and Shack Rat