447th Bomb Group Association
42-31156 was assigned to the 447th on November 19, 1943, and joined the group at Rattlesden. On April 11, 1944 Big Stoop was hit by flak on the mission to Arnimswalde, in northern Germany. The aircraft made a crash landing on Bornholm Island in Denmark.
|19||02/13/44||NOBALL NO.S 110, 78||Pauling|
|24||02/28/44||NOBALL NO. 74 BOIS DE LA JUSTICE||Donahue|
|26||03/03/44||BERLIN - RECALL||Herdick|
|27||03/04/44||BERLIN - RECALL||Pauling|
Four members of Lt. Pauling's crew were captured. The rest managed to return to England.