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Aircraft: 297696

 "TERRIBLE TERMITE" 349th aircraft (100th Photo Archives) 

Terrible Termite (4) PFF XR-W on Roll out

PFF Terrible Termite (4) Dec 24, 1944 . The back of this picture said it was 24 December 1944, when the weather cleared during the battle of the bulge. Orders were for a maximum effort, and my dad who was the group bombardier at the time said that the group staff formed a crew and flew lead. Back of the picture says it was taken by a LT Adair who was on their wing. The target was Bibblis airfield and fuel storage.
Courtesy of Capt Tong Collection 

NAMES: Terrible Termite (4)
Pathfinder Aircraft
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PILOTS:   N/A  N/A
MACR: SQUADRONS: 349 XR-W

NOTES

A Pathfinder aircraft (95th Bomb Group) had nose art

HISTORY

1944-02-01   Accepted into inventory
1944-01-31  Denver
1944-03-13  Langley
1944-04-07  Dow
1944-04-07  Assigned to UK
1944-06-15  First Operational Sortie with 95th BG at Horham
1945-10-14   Returned Zone of the Interior - Morrison
1945-10-18   Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
1946-01-07   Walnut Ridge, Arkansas Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
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1946-01-07  Walnut Ridge, Arkansas Walnut Ridge, Arkansas W

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A

Comments

    Terminello's Plane after the crash of 297770 on Sept 10, 1944.	

PHOTOS:

Pathfinder TERRIBLE TERMITE IV A/C 297696 XR-W and MISS CON-DUCT 338525 LD-A on the 4 April 1945 Kiel mission.  (Photo courtesy of Raymond Kowalski family)

Terrible Termite 4 XR-W on Displaced person or POW mission.  Photo courtesy of Tony Pecyk CollectIon 

David Wood Crew on Continent picking up DP or POW's.  Terrible Termite 4 XR-W can be seen behind them.   Photo courtesy of Tony Pecyk CollectIon 

David Wood Crew on Continent picking up DP or POW's.  Terrible Termite 4 XR-W can be seen behind them.   Photo courtesy of Tony Pecyk CollectIon 

Wilford Murray Crew (left to right)
Kneeling: Robert Swann (NAV), Paul Neff (WG), Francis Leany (ROG)
Standing: John Simpson (TTE), George Timms (CP), Joseph Bohrer (Micky Operator)
Hiram Johnson (NAV), Wilford Murray (P)
Some of the names on the photo are incorrect - 100th BG Photo Archives