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Aircraft: 230799

The Bigassbird II 

NAMES: The Bigassbird II



PILOTS: LT  WILLIAM B MURRAY
MACR: 03017 SQUADRONS: 349 XR-L

NOTES

The Bigassbird II

HISTORY

1943-07-27   Accepted into inventory
1943-07-29  Cheyenne
1943-08-09  Gore
1943-08-10  Scott
1943-08-16  Presque Isle
1943-08-19  Assigned to UK
1943-10-09   REM - #3 high or low oil pressure
1944-03-06   FTR - Fighters - Haseluenne, Germany
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1944-03-06  FTR - Fighters - Haseluenne, Germany

Pilot Info

Crew: 3 KIA, 7 POW

Related Info: : MURRAY, WILLIAM B

Comments

    Formaton Chart on March 6, 1944 shows A/C code as XR-J	

PHOTOS:

 "THE BIGASSEDBIRD," early F model. The Milton E. Neer Collection. 

Oct 14, 1943 Schweinfurt: upon return, the crew took this photo: Standing from left, Curtis Campbell, Owen “Cowboy” Roane, Omar "The Tent Maker" Gonzales, Arthur C. "Bud" Stipe, A. Hauge, James Jarvie;
Kneeling center row from left: Robert A. Stuart,Roger O. Stroble, Patrick J. Healy, Clarence Tomb and Richard Detweiler.
Front row; B.G. Woodie Woodward, George Kennedy, Ray C. Morton - Crew Chief, J, E. Baggett.
Fred Lehman is not pictured.
 

 From left: Patrick Healy, Curtis Campbell, Bud Stipe and James Jarvie - all from the Cowboy Roane Crew (100th Photo Archives) 

Front Row: Patrick Healy & James Jarvie 
Back Row: Curtis Campbell & Bud Stipe 
all from the Cowboy Roane Crew