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Sgt Clarence F. Marcy survivor rescued from B-24 Liberator piloted by Haire
Wartime caption: "Clarence F. Marcy, (insert) 5711 Park St., Kansas City, Mo, was blown out of the Liberator when it exploded. When he recovered from the immediate shock, he found himself dangling in mid-air from his parachute. After landing in the water, 200 yds. from Jap infested New Britain, he was picked up by a Naval Rescue Plane [RNZAF Catalina], given first aid and rushed to an advanced base for further medical attention. The bandages on his hands and head are for burns received when he tried to open the bomb-bay doors just before the plane exploded."
Credit: USAAF, 13th AF, 5th BG, 31st BS Date: circa 1944
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