St. Louie Woman


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B-24J-401 CF 42-50459

Taken before departure from the USA. Flown to England to be delivered to the 448th BG by Pilot 2/Lt. Lt. Russell C. Anderson and crew (who were assigned to the 453rd BG).

The 448th BG was flying with the 93rd BG on the fateful day (16 Aug 44) but was never assigned to that Group. The sole survivor on that mission was Leo Stephens, who was wounded by flak in the knee, taken POW, and flew home on 25 May 45

The St. Louie Woman was traced on the following missions in the 448th BG, 714th BS, with call letter "T"

Date of Mission Pilot
July 17, 1944 M. Della-Selve
July 18, 1944 W.W. Dillon
July 19, 1944 W.W. Dillon
July 20, 1944 G. J. Alexander
July 21, 1944 A. M. Coleman
July 23, 1944 Edmond G. Postensky
July 24, 1944 A. M. Coleman
July 29, 1944 M. Della-Selve
July 31, 1944 W. W. Dillon
August 4, 1944 E. or G. O. or D. Brown
August 5, 1944 W. D. Hensey
August 6, 1944 W. D. Hensey
August 10, 1944 C. W. Meining
August 14, 1944 John M. Buxton
August 16, 1944 John M. Buxton

NAME T - # S - B - M

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

FC RCL/#

#P

Photo Credits

ST LOUIE WOMAN

B

-

24

J

-

401

-

CF

42-50459

8

448

714

EI

T

1

 FRED HESS

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