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Credits

Thanks to Terry Tucker Rhodes, daughter of 1/Lt Percy Tucker.

The Airplane

The “Little Giant” was lost on July 9th.  The Diary of Robert Frank Gottberg, Radar Mechanic has the following “July 9th 550 B-29’s hit Japan. 40th lost ‘Little Giant.’ It was shot down by rockets from a night fighter. Col. Dixon C.O. of 40th was aboard.”


“Little Giant” in flight.
Photo from Terry Tucker Rhodes, daughter of 1/Lt Percy Tucker, all rights reserved


This is probably the original crew of “Little Giant” since the aircraft is still painted in the early markings.
Photo from Terry Tucker Rhodes, daughter of 1/Lt Percy Tucker, all rights reserved

Another website contains a picture of this aircraft.

The Air Crew

The original crew of this airplane is not known.

 

Last updated 11/02/2008