OCTOBER 11, 1944
This afternoon I met a man who served with the 465th BG and who was shot down on October 11, 1944. He was part of a make-up crew and didn't even know the pilot's name. Nor does he remember anything about the mission or the target. According to the MACR database two B-24s from the 465th were shot down that day, 44-41296 and 42-78391. Does anyone have any information regarding these two aircraft and details concerning the crews, the mission, or the circumstances of their loss? Joe Baugher reports that both were lost to anti aircraft fire over Austria but I have been unable to find anything else on the internet. I have requested copies of the MACRs from Lynn Gamma but would appreciate any help while I wait for them to arrive.