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Aircraft: 48545

French DP-POW ferry mission from Linz,Austria. I checked the formation sheets,very possible it was from his 3 June,1945 DP-POW Ferry Mission, I believe this is PFF 44-8545 XR-V with pilot John Archer aboard. This aircraft flew with the 303rd BG, 427thBS GN-X until mid-May 1945 when it was transferred to the 100th BG,349thBS assigned Hardstand 21 , replacing 681 XR-V and moved to HS # 24 on 12 June,1945....Jack O'Leary

While scanning some of Gris Smith's album photos, I'm attaching one Gris claimed was taken from his ship on a French DP-POW ferry mission from Linz,Austria. I checked the formation sheets,very possible it was from his 3 June,1945 DP-POW Ferry Mission, I believe this is PFF 44-8545 XR-V with pilot John Archer aboard. This aircraft flew with the 303rd BG, 427thBS GN-X until mid-May 1945 when it was transferred to the 100th BG,349thBS assigned Hardstand 21 , replacing 681 XR-V and moved to HS # 24 on 12 June,1945. I blew up the photo to 7 MG's for detail, can clearly see the aircraft under the Tower. I thought Paul Valentine took this photo from his ship,still possible Gris Smith and Weiland Crew were right next to each other on the 3 June,1945 mission....Jack O’ Leary

NAMES: Unnamed Aircraft



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MACR: SQUADRONS: 349 XR-V

NOTES

Aircraft was originally with 303rd BG and transferred to 100th BG in May 1945.

HISTORY

1944-10-12   Del Cheyenne
1944-11-24  Hunter
1944-12-15  Dow Field
1945-01-17  Ass 427BS/303BG [GN-X] Molesworth
0000-00-00  Trans 349BS/100BG [XR-V]
1946-01-04  RFC Walnut Ridge 4/1/46
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1946-01-04  Final Disposition: RFC Walnut Ridge

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While scanning some of Gris Smith's album photos, I'm attaching one Gris claimed was taken from his ship on a DP-POW mission from Linz,Austria. I checked the formation sheets,very possible it was from his 3 June,1945 DP-POW Ferry Mission, I believe this is PFF 44-8545 XR-V with pilot John Archer aboard. This aircraft flew with the 303rd BG, 427thBS GN-X until mid-May 1945 when it was transferred to the 100th BG, assigned Hardstand 21 , replacing 681 XR-V and moved to HS # 24 on 12 June,1945. I blew up the photo to 7 MG's for detail, can clearly see the aircraft under the Tower. I thought Paul Valentine took this photo from his ship,still possible Gris Smith and Weiland Crew were right next to each other on the 3 June,1945 mission....Jack O’Leary