1Lt. Louis LaHood’s crew in front of Lassie Come Home, 42-31673, 91st BG, 322nd BS, Bassingbourn. Lou’s crew flew 12 of their 30 missions in this ship. Tony Starcer recreated the Rolf Armstrong Varga girl on the ship. Ship was named Black Magic, but Lou and crew considered it unlucky. She was lost on her 111th mission to fighters from IV.(Sturm)/JG 3 on 16.08.44 with 2Lt. Leonard F. Figie in Command.
Rudy Hiderbrand flew 25 missions out of England and received the Distinguished unit Citation for mission to Oschersleben (vital aircraft factories ) , Germany January 11 1944 Battle honors 1st bombardment division (H) Eighth Air Force . The division 42 heavy bombers of those which returned were heavy damaged . Four hundred and thirty (430) officers and enlisted men failed to returned 2 were killed and 32 were wounded