April 16, 2011

Just put the finishing touches on a new caricature this week. A C-47A from the 435th Troop Carrier Group and the 75th TCS. This particular aircraft was lost on Sept. 19,1944 after releasing a Glider over the LZ near Son. They were returning to base when they were hit by AA fire and spin in. No chutes were seen. Pilot: 1st LT. Romie Alexoff. CP: 2nd Lt. Leonard S Osborne, CC: T/Sgt Hans A. Brunisholz, RO: S/Sgt. Orville H. Thompson. There may have carried a nose art with the name “Sugar Blues”. Still looking for more details on that.