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