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> Tidal Wave Footage Photos, 15th AAF and Luftwaffe, 'Black Sunday', 1 August 1943
Posted: May 27, 2016 04:51 am
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QUOTE (alexkdl @ January 11, 2005 01:30 pm)
Dan the CHUGALUG crews are as following :

P            Lt Leroy B.Morgan
CP          Hosea W.Rich ( KIA in 1944)
N            2nd Lt Victor H.Larson ( WIA)
B            2nd Lt  Chaplin Watkins
TT            James Van Ness ( he was killed by the ARR pilot on his top turett).  ***THIS IS MY GREAT UNCLE***
R            Robert L.Tipton also wounded in action by the same ARR plane
TG          Norbert I.Petrie ( German immigrant )
G            Norman I Cupp 
G            Forrest D.Hudley

I am still clarifying who's on your top turret photo

As into the EUCLYDON, the one you mentioned was the CPL , the Pilot Lt Enoch Porter was also KIA , the Bombardier Jose D.Franks bailed out but his parachute failed to open , Radio Ops and 2 gunners have died, 2 gunners POW at Sinaia ....note that the aircraft had extra 2 gunners on board which was rather unsual ( beside top turret gunner, tail gunner, waist gunners ,B & N who also manned guns)


Hi! I'm the great niece of Tech Sergeant James Van Ness. He was the Top Turret Gunner KIA on the B-24 Bomber Chug-a-Lug during the raid at Ploesti on August 1st, 1943. I came across your post on this forum from January 11th of 2004. I would greatly appreciate any information you can tell me. I have been trying to find pictures to no avail. My dad recently gave me the flag that was given when he died but I have nothing else. He's checking to see if there are any photos. But I would love to find some and as much information regarding my Uncle's brave actions. I appreciate any help or suggestions you could give me and even names of anyone who he served with who may still be alive. God Bless!
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Posted: March 19, 2017 04:35 pm
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Hi to everyone
I believe this interesting photo has never been posted here
Excuse me if I am wrong


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Posted: March 20, 2017 08:35 pm
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Both photos are new to me. Thanks for sharing.

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