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by alacobob
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Crash of Red "A" Baby in Australia 1942
Replies: 3
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Re: Crash of Red "A" Baby in Australia 1942

In the text of my post, I mistakenly called the plane, Baby "A" Red. It should be Red "A" Baby.
by alacobob
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Crash of Red "A" Baby in Australia 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 4292

Crash of Red "A" Baby in Australia 1942

For quite some time, I've been researching the death of my Dad's best friend who was killed in action. Robert A. French was a gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed Baby "A" Red, flown by Captain Weldon Smith. On June 30, 1942, after bombing Japanese-held Kendari Airfield on Celebes, a Zero atta...