John W. Wilkinson crew ferried HALPRO B-24 Babe the Blue Ox overseas. There is no known photo of the passengers and crew. Their names were:
Pilot 1/Lt. John W. Wilkinson
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. John R. 'Cuz' Wilcox
Nav/Bomb. 2/Lt. Walter L. Shea
Engineer S/Sgt. Albert S. Fisher
Radio Op. S/Sgt. Roy R. Taylor
Armorer Sgt. Charles E. Salmon, Jr.
Gunner Cpl. Joseph Troyanowski
Passengers S/Sgt. William J. DonovanS/Sgt. Alfred C. Colt
Note: The nicknames come from various diaries including:
George Richardson's unpublished Forgotten Force;
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At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.
Also, the board approved a $5,000 donation to add to Ed Clendenin's $20,000 donation in the memory of his father. Together, these funds begin an endowment for the preservation of the 376 archives.
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DATES: Oct 12-15, 2023
CITY:Fairfax Co, VA
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