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1st Lt George Neil Bech - 419th Squadron

The entire 1st Lt G. Neil Bech Crew from the 303rd BG, 359th BS, 8th Air Force with the exception of the Bombardier, volunteered to transfer to the 301st BG(H), 419th BS, 15th AF at Foggia, Italy following mission #117 - 4 March 1944. The 15th AF was starting to encounter German fighter aircraft and wanted the benefit of some seasoned 8th AF combat crews. Lt Bech flew 17 additional missions with the 301st BG(H) for a total of 34 credited missions which met the 15th AF 50 mission combat tour requirement with double mission credit for the long-distant targets. No record of 15th AF missions flown by the other members of the Lt Bech Crew 1Lt George Neil Bech, Jr. (P) 2Lt Franklin M. Hall (CP) 2Lt Ernest R. Cotter (N) T/Sgt Floyd L. Sanelli (E) T/Sgt Joseph E. Dennis (R) Sgt Robert W. Cundiff (WG) S/Sgt Lawrence G. Johnson (BTG) S/Sgt Edward C. Boatwright (WG) S/Sgt Elbert S. Cox, Jr. (TG)
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