384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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On 13 November 1943, a flying accident killed the entire crew, except the Radio Operator, T/Sgt Alan B Purdy. This occurred while maneuvering after takeoff for a mission that was subsequently recalled. The aircraft caught fire, went into a spin, broke in half, and exploded.