The crew is shown above at Mountain Home AAB just prior to overseas departure,the Kline crew were shot down over France by a ground flak unit on the night of 4/5 July 1944. All aboard were killed. Names have been matched with faces from John Walker's copy of the squadron history. Crew picture courtesy of the Lauletta family via Serge Blandin.
The crew's flyover plane was: B24 41-29599 "Boots"
Gerald H. Ransom - Gunner ASN 39913150 (Orphaned)
Jesse H. Snider,Jr. - Bombardier ASN 0701442 (KIA)
Richard J. Brace - Navigator ASN 0703870 (KIA)
Clyde H. Schultz - Copilot ASN 0699745 (DOW)
Charles R. Kline - Pilot ASN 0693995 (DOW)
Floyd A. Lauletta - Gunner ASN 17157294 (KIA)
Dana R. Wemette - Gunner ASN 11008612 (KIA)
Arthur G. Abate - Gunner ASN 31308746 (KIA)
George W. Odom - Gunner ASN 18180797 (Orphaned)
Warren L. Rock - Gunner ASN 32812538 (KIA)
Odom and Ranson both returned to the 490th BG at Eye and served with the 851st BS.
Incident Aircraft: B24H 42-50386
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