Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day, Dad - Connie's Last Flight

Dad in the ball turret on the way to Dresden

From the inside - Connie sustains major structural damage from flak


Shell went through the plane and exploded above. The crew donned their chutes and prepared to bail. The pilot, Walt Shultz, regained control, fell out of formation and limped back to Kimbolton Air Base at low altitude..

Connie, her spine broken, settled to the ground overnight and was towed to a nearby field for fire suppression practice.

Connie's crew with a new plane - all gone now except for my dad

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