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Paoli Local
723rd Squadron



Paoli Local

1st Lt. Roy L. Cousins shot down 10/7/44 over Austria, spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft 3, then Magdeburg. He now lives in Tennessee.
Roy is the tall guy in the back row.
The crew are also from the 'Main Line' outside of Philadelphia, PA.
The plane is named after the railroad route that gave the Main Line it's nickname.

Photograph courtesy of Pam Dvorak


Standing (L - R):

S/Sgt. Francis R, Argust - Nose Gunner
1st Lt. John S. Murphy - Navigator
2nd Lt. Roy L. Cousins - Pilot
Sgt. James A. Moore Jr. - Ball Turret Gunner
Sgt. Domenic Carammanico - Operations Clerk
S/Sgt. Joseph Didomenic - Radio Operator

The following extract was taken from a local Pennsylvania Newspaper:

"All the way back we were losing oil out of the engine," recalled Lt. Murray G. Stowe, the pilot.
Anticipating trouble, he held the plane at high altitude until nearing the field, and then prepared for a landing.
Everything seemed under control as he entered the traffic pattern, when suddenly, the leaking engine went out
of commission. "We couldn't feather...I gave it the rudder...the control cables snapped from the strain. I guess.
They must have been grazed by flak."
Paoli Local, now completely out of control went into a spiral. There was no other choice, and little time.
Lt. Stowe ordered his crew to bail out, put the plane on automatic and jumped.


Information supplied by Seana Denney, granddaughter of James A. Moore

Paoli Local

Paoli Local

Paoli Local

Paoli Local

Paoli Local

Picture courtesy of the 450th Association Archives

Paoli Local

Picture courtesy of the 450th Association Archives

Paoli Local

Picture courtesy of the 450th Association Archives



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