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PostSubject: Major Jerry (LT. Colonel Fredericks pet dalmation)   Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:02 pm

Name: Jerry
Rank: Major
Serial #: O-135297132-K-9-AC
Crew Position: Squadron Mascot
Carrier Group:61st
Squadron: 14th
Plane Type: B-24H "Lazy Lou"
Serial #: 42-7609
Hometown: Shelby County, Kentucky
Date: December 26, 1944*
Burial:RAF Barkston Heath At the north end of site six along the fence



*Major Jerry survived the crash of 609 with little injury. With heroic devotion to the pilot of the ship and complete disregard for his own safety, he repeatedly went back into the burning wreckage to try and rescue his fellow crewmen. Major Jerry was burned badly but seemed to be recovering when he developed pneumonia. On the day after Christmas, Major Jerry passed away, much to the sorrow of the men of the 14th squadron. The entire group missed seeing Major Jerry sitting in the pilots seat of Lt. Colonel Fredericks ship "Pellican Pappy" as it made its way around the station.
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Terry Musson

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PostSubject: Major Jerry   Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:42 am

Hi All,

Found this in the War Diaries Special Accounts Section.

Read carefully and note the humour as well !!

Regards Terry Musson

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