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B-17F-20-DL 42-3066

<br> B-17 42-3066 BETSY

Front Row R to L: Dutton, Dutton C - Pilot; Krannichfeld, James H - Co-Pilot; McKeown, Francis A - Navigator; Larkins, John T - Bomb/Togglier

Front Row: Kuck, Earl S - Eng/Top Turret; Curtis, Edward H - Radio Operator; Heaton, Wilson F - Ball Turret; Kopenhefer, Gilbert A - Waist Gunner; Mooney, John J - Waist Gunner; Emerson, Waldo - Tail Gunner

B-17 42-3066; Model B-17F-20-DL; Plane Name - "BETSY I"; Delivery Denver-2/9/43; Assignment 96BS/2BG Navarin 3/17/43.

Transferred to 353BS/301BG - Oudna, Tunisia 10/43; Returned 429BS/2BG Massicault 11/16/43; Transferred to 348BS/99BG Tortorella, 3/28/44; Transferred to 483BG 3/31/44; Returned US 7/3/44.

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