Photo by Bill Blair [72nd BS] of mission to Alicante Airdrome in the Philippines. "Of the seven planes (from the 23rd BS) on the bombing run over Alicante on November 1, 1944, four were shot down. One plane, piloted by Lt. Pink, went down with no survivors.  Six others survived the crash of a plane piloted by Lt. Emig. Only two survived the Kamikaze strike on Lt. Sanders' plane in which Mix and Whitling flew. Five survived the crash of Li'I Jo. Altogether, of the 70 men on this mission, twenty-seven died and forty-three survived." From Casey Jones' story.

Picture courtesy of Bill Blair, please do not use without permission

Alicante - 1 Nov 1944

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307th BG "The Long Rangers":
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