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The Airplane

On May 25, Lt R. F. Moulton was forced to ditch this plane near Iwo Jima following Mission #44.  The field was closed and he was unable to return to Tinian.  [The picture indicates that the right outboard prop was not turning.]  He made a  controlled ditching near a naval vessel and all crew members were picked up within a short time.

A video of this ditching is available on the YouTube.

The Air Crew

Lt. Moulton was flying the aircraft.

The Ground Crew

The crew chief of this aircraft is not known.

Last updated 05/26/2012