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2nd Lt. Arthur Frechette - 419th Squadron

In December of 1944 Arthur Frechette was the navigator of a 301st Bomb Group B-17 that went down on a mission to Castelfranco, Vento, Italy. Hit at 25,000 feet by flak, the aircraft went into a spin and Frechette was unable to get out. He was blown out of the aircraft when it exploded and fell unconscious, hitting on a snowy incline just as he regained consciousness and tried to open his parachute. Badly injured, Frechette crawled toward the smoke billowing up from the wrecked aircraft. It was near there that he was found by a German soldier from the flak battery.


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