On 23 June 1944 , after bomb raid to Giurgiu, B-24H, s/n 42-52706 from 485 BG,829 BS fall down around Pirot

( MACR 6176 )

The POW crew, except Karoly ( in a hospital) , and Matthews ( the original co-pilot, not POW in Bulgaria. Mr. Smith was the co-pilot in that flight)

 ( Provided by Randy Hannum)

 L to R: Back row-  Palmer, Sideratos , Jones, Chesterton, Dameron

Front row- Bobier (the original  pilot ) , Doyle, Smith, Hannum , Mathews

Major  Walter Smith ( the left )  again in Bulgaria with Gen. Hall mission ( November 1944 )

( Courtesy of Jerry Whiting )

 

 

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