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Aircraft: 231986

 231986 XR-M 349th "ONCE IN' A WHILE" (100th Photo Archives) 

NAMES: Once in'a While
Boomerang


PILOTS: 2LT  LEWIS C WILLIAMS
MACR: SQUADRONS: 349 XR-N

NOTES

Aircraft names: Once in'a While --- Boomerang [11.44]

HISTORY

1944-01-10   Accepted into inventory
1944-01-13  Cheyenne
1944-01-22  Kearney
1944-01-26  Presque Isle
1944-02-26  Assigned to UK
1944-11-09  FTR - Saarbrucken, Germany, Crashed due to flak d
1944-12-08   Salvaged
0000-00-00  
0000-00-00  
0000-00-00 
0000-00-00  
1944-12-08  Salvaged

Pilot Info

Crew: 1 KIA, 6 RMC, 2 WIA

Related Info: : WILLIAMS, LEWIS C

Comments

    I have received this photo from a historian in Luxembourg. It is a photo
of Once in 'a While's serial number, recovered from the crash sight in
Luxembourg. The 100th BG website says it crashed in Perle, Belgium, but the wreckage is in WOLWELANGE, Luxembourg.	

PHOTOS:

 "ONCE IN A WHILE" 349th aircraft so named for her reluctance to pass her maintenance checks. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Lt. Owen E.J. Larson of the Frazier crew Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 349th Squadron, taken at Thorpe Abbotts, fall of 1944, from left: Lt. Owen E. Larson of Appleton, WI: Lt. William Frazier of Rutland, VT: Lt. Andy Stephens of LaGrange, MO Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives)