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    Default Re: "Old Faithful" memorial at Wincanton, Somerset


    Here is my old photograph to compare the two plaques.

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    Default Re: "Old Faithful" memorial at Wincanton, Somerset

    Old Faithful was a member of the 91st bomb group. My father was a pilot (the first?) of Old Faithful and flew his first mission 7 Jan 1944. On his 26th mission (24 April 1944) the plane was hit with flak. Injured he stayed with the co-pilot as he flew the plane back to base. He survived, none of his crew was killed and returned to the States to face a 1 year hospital stay.

    I presume Old Faithful was patched up and placed back into service a couple of months later. And the memorial placed in honor of the brave men who flew Old Faithful.
    Last edited by dprice; 18-10-2011 at 06:51.

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    My Name is Douglas Keith Deurmyer. My uncle S.Sgt. Douglas Keith Deurmyer was a crew member of "Old Faithful" and ultimately perished in the crash.
    I would be greatful for any more info or pictures anyone could provide regarding this plane, their field etc.

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