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Thomas Oliver, Independent submission

Audio Interview      Unintended Visit to Yugoslavia

Tom Oliver's flight crew before their plane was shot down. The Mudcat
(catfish) logo is in the background. Oliver is in the back row, far right.
Photo was taken in February, 1944.

Oliver's flight crew after the plane was shot down. This shot shows a
different copilot, who joined the team just before the day the plane went
 down. All survived the incident. Oliver is in the middle of the back row.
Only one other crew members, Frank Bartels, top left, is still alive.

Serbian Guerrillas: The man in front, whose name is Louie, was shot through the rib cage and
 left for dead by his group, but he was tended in a little village in Serbia and
 survived. He eventually moved to the United States with his wife.

Copy of telegram Oliver's mother received after his plane was shot down.
 She didn't learn for a few weeks that he was alive and uninjured.



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