Sub-sub-fonds - Mabee, Floyd

Aircraft lists Award citations Certificates and photographs Memoir 'Shoot Luke' Copies of operational papers relating to the Ploesti mission

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Mabee, Floyd

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  • 1942-1945 (Creation)

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5 files containing 291 papers; 17 photographs

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(1920-2003)

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Floyd H. Mabee (9 June 1920 - 10 May 2003) was a left waist-gunner.

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Records donated to the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library by Floyd Mabee.

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This section contains papers relating to the Second World War service career of Floyd Mabee with the Murphy crew on board the B-24 'Shoot Luke.' They also relate generally to the 93rd Bomb Group and to the Ploesti mission, Romania, 1 August 1943. Crew no. 4 of the 328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group, flew the B-24 'Shoot Luke' and comprised: John H. Murphy, pilot; Frank D. Lown, co-pilot; Arch J. Rantala, navigator; Ed F. Janic, bombardier; William D. Mercer, radio operator; Paul B. Slankard, tail-gunner; Mahlon W. Cressey, right waist-gunner; Floyd H. Mabee, left waist-gunner and James D. Cowan, tunnel-gunner.

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Created 08/07/2010 by Drohj. Modified 07/01/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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