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Aircraft: 25863

Gabby Gabreski "buzz" job of Thorpe Abbotts.  That is 25863 LD-V Paddlefoot's Proxy.   Photo courtesy of Donald "Duck" Bradley/Laurence Bradley.

NAMES: Paddlefoot's Proxy



Assigned to original cadre, Crew A-5 Maj. Robert Flesher and Capt. Elton flew this aircraft overseas. --- Paddlefoot's Proxy


1943-03-27   Accepted into inventory
1943-03-31  Long Beach - also 15 Apr 43 Kearney
1943-05-02  Wendover - also 30 May 43 Dow
1943-05-31  Assigned to UK
1943-06-28  RFO - Chivenor
1943-07-26  REM - #3 engine out
1943-07-29   REM - oxygen leak in ball turret
1943-07-30   REO - battle damage by flak
1943-09-06   Crash Landed (test flight, Capt. Elton)
1943-09-09  Gained by 390th Bomb Group (12 sorties) - 568th BS call sign O
1943-09-16  Taken off Operations with 390th BG
1945-02-06  Burtonwood Salvaged

Pilot Info

Crew: N/A

Related Info: : N/A, N/A