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Message No. 771
Author: Leon F. Spangler
Subject: Booby Trap
Date: Fri Apr 13, 2007 22:44

Does anyone know anything about this aircraft and the crew. My birth dad was the engineer on board. My understanding is he also used one of the onboard guns. The aircraft was shot down over Formosa.

Any help would be wonderful.
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    • Booby TrapKenneth Sheats, Sat Apr 14 09:28
      Check page 162 of Wiley Woods Book "The Legacy Of The 9oth Bombardment Group. It tells about this mission.The Pilot Was !st Lt. Richard J. Thurber but the 321st CO Major Stanley Robeck was flying... more
      • Your responseLeon F. Spangler, Sat Apr 14 14:53
        Dear Ken, Thank you for the response. I would greatly look forward to a copy if you are so kind to do so. orioles@ptd.net Leon
    • Re: Booby TrapAnonymous, Sat Apr 14 08:47
      This plane is shown in the Nose Art Section as "Miss Jolly Rogers". It had "Booby Trap" on the other side.Here are two other sites that have some info about the plane.... more
      • Booby Trapcherieclark, Thu Jul 19 22:55
        My Dad Arthur D Hoffman painted Booby Trap. He was with the Jolly Rogers from 44-45 as Photo-recon, may have been in the 400th. Not sure, how records are mostly gone and reconstructing is a challenge.
      • respondingLeon F. Spangler, Sat Apr 14 14:58
        To Mr. Anonymous person, Thank you for the info and two websites to check. I bought the beautiful little plane last year and love it. I can only imagine flying missions in it as my dad did. Leon... more
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