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Windy City Challenger 422nd Sqn-305thBG

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Windy City Challenger 422nd Sqn-305thBG

Hi all.
 
Using a photo courtesy of Thomas Seay, and some info of my erstwhile colleagie Billy Donald, John Burn 105, Attached is image of 'Windy City Challenger', photographed on return from mission to Caen, July 10th 1943. In Tom's own words
 
We had intended to bomb Paris, but due to overcast at target, we hit an airfield at Caen. This B-17 was shot down on July 14th 1943 again during a mission to Paris. Its Pilot that day was Lt John E. Perkins from Chigao Il. On July 10th I had flown as Co-pilot. You can see me standing far left, hands in pockets kneeling over.
 
Full ID's left to right Standing: Thomas Seay, Charles Otis, Bernard Resnicoff, Clarence Brauser, Joseph Devine and Joseph Wendall.
 
Kneeling Left to right: George Carruthers, John Perkins, Charles Cox, George Friend, Ken Meyer.
 
Crewnames underlined would be lost on a night leaflet mission, October 4th 1943. The remaining, all flew with Perkins on Windy City Challenger on her last mission, July 14th 1943.
 
Ian W

Ian White - 1st VP 2012-2013, 305th BGMA Hon. Life Associate, UK-European Contact and 305th BGMA Historian  

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