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"SILVER DOLLAR" Death Plunge | 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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"SILVER DOLLAR" Death Plunge

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It happened on 9 March 1944, over Berlin, Germany.

The photo was taken by SSGT. Lester VanGorkom, ball turret gunner, as the stricken bomber passed under the plane piloted by Lts Phil MacPhail and Bill Schock. Contrary to the caption, however, there were two crewmen who survived this incident, Arthur J Osepchook, ball turret gunner, and John J Plotz, waist gunner. For a little more about the story, read "I remember..." by Ed Zieba on the 384th Bomb Group website Stories page.

Photo contributed by Judy Murphy, June 2017.

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