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|Pilot Lt. Frederic E. Kluth, O-760869 (WIA / KIA) WI
Co-Pilot Lt. Young (WIA / KIA)
Engineer Sgt Harold Ford (survived)
Navigator Sgt John Hawk, 16186535 (KIA) MI
Tail Gunner Sgt Peter Eliot Rice, 16056440 (KIA) WI
Crashed May 18, 1945
On May 10, 1945 this B-25 flew a combat mission against Formosa (Taiwan).
Amazingly, the engineer, Sgt Harold Ford survived the crash and gave morphine and assistance to the two wounded pilots. Soon after the crash, Filipino guerillas located the crash and assisted the survivors, removing them in makeshift stretchers to the safety of hills and got more medical attention. The two pilots died of their wounds the next morning. Ford was behind enemy lines and reached US Army rangers who assisted him back to Lingayen Airfield five days later.
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