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Aircraft: 229986

NAMES: Blue Bird “K”.



Assigned to original cadre, Crew 1


1943-03-20   Accepted into inventory
1943-03-22  Denver
1943-04-07  Cheyenne
1943-04-16  Kearney
1943-05-02  Wendover
1943-05-22  Kearney
1943-05-27   Baer Field
1943-06-03   Dow Field
1943-06-04   Assigned to UK 349BS/100BG Thorpe Abbotts, UK
1943-06-25  FTR OW - Fighters - North Sea- Juist Is (convoy)
1943-06-25  FTR OW - Fighters - North Sea- Juist Is (convoy)

Pilot Info

Crew: 10 KIA

Related Info: : PETRICH, ORAN E


    From letters of Max Brimm
 I know from Uncle Max's letters, the crew had named the plane The Bluebird.