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All through the month of May, the 445th continued to pound the V-1 launch sites.  These sites posed not only a problem to the Londoners, but also the invasion forces that were camped out all along the English countryside.  Strikes continued on German airdromes and transportation centers inpreparation for the upcoming invasion.  Four planes and crews were lost, although one crew did manage to make it to Sweden, a neutral country where they were interred.

MACR #

Date

Tail Number

Pilot

Cause

4784

08 May 44

44-94957

2nd Lt William H. Peters

Shot down by fighters; 10 KIA

4786

08 May 44

42-95051

1st Lt John C. Burnett

Shot down by fighters; 7 POW, 3 EVD

5302

28 May 44

42-50346

1st Lt John W. Cambell

Hit by flak; 1 KIA, 9 POW

5230

29 May 44

42-110065

2nd Lt Edwin R. Peterson

Hit by flak, diverted to Sweden; 10 INT


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