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    My phone won’t let me upload the photos it says they are to large.
     
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    Any modern cell phone can take high quality images from the originals.
     
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    The photo above of the medal award is most likely for the Distinguished Flying Cross awarded Albert Isaacs for the 16 June 1944 mission to Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. 47th Wing Commander Hugo Rush is pinning the medal.
     
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    Racy Tomato was lost on its 59th mission with the Frederick Orchard crew aboard. The crew turned back just prior to the target with the #2 engine feathered and later notified Air-Sea Rescue they were attempting to ditch in the Adriatic. No trace of the aircraft was found and all 9 aboard were lost.

    The mission of Racy Tomato:

    MissionID Date Target Country Type CrewPilot

    66 25-May-44 Porto Marghera Italy Oil Storage "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    67 26-May-44 Nice France Var RR Bridge "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    68 27-May-44 Marseille France M/Y "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    69 29-May-44 Wiener-Neustadt Austria Air Drome "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    70 30-May-44 Ebreichsdorf Austria A/C Factory "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    71 31-May-44 Ploesti Romania Romana-Americano Oil Refinery "McFAIN, Robert E"
    72 2-Jun-44 Simera Romania M/Y "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    74 5-Jun-44 Bologna Italy M/Y "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    76 9-Jun-44 Porto Marghera Italy Oil Storage "CARTER, Duffy A"
    78 11-Jun-44 Constanta Romania Oil Storage "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    80 14-Jun-44 Osijek Yugoslavia Oil Refinery "WILDMAN, Thomas J"
    81 16-Jun-44 Bratislava Czechoslovakia Oil Refinery "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    82 22-Jun-44 Latisana Italy Rail Road Bridge "REISDORF, Cornelius A"
    83 24-Jun-44 Ploesti Romania Romana-Americano Oil Refinery "MORRIS, Paul L"
    84 25-Jun-44 Toulon France Harbor "KIRKLAND, Cecil L"
    85 26-Jun-44 Schwechat Austria A/C Factory "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    86 27-Jun-44 Brod Yugoslavia M/Y "STREICHER, Ralph A"
    88 30-Jun-44 Zagreb Yugoslavia Air Drome "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    89 2-Jul-44 Budapest Hungary Vecses Air Drome "MORRIS, Paul L"
    90 3-Jul-44 Giurgiu Romania Oil Storage "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    92 4-Jul-44 Pitesti Romania RR Repar Facility "BOLT, William T"
    93 7-Jul-44 Zagreb Yugoslavia M/Y "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    95 9-Jul-44 Ploesti Romania Concordia Oil Refinery "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    96 12-Jul-44 Toulon France Railroad Bridge "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    98 15-Jul-44 Ploesti Romania Romano Americano Oil Refinery "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    100 20-Jul-44 Friedrichaffen Germany Lowenthal A/D "STREICHER, Ralph A"
    101 21-Jul-44 Horsching Austria Air Drome "PROGAR, Walter L"
    102 22-Jul-44 Ploesti Romania Romana-Americano Oil Refinery "MORRIS, Paul L"
    103 23-Jul-44 Berat Albania Oil Refinery "BETZEN, Leo A"
    107 3-Aug-44 Avisio Italy Viaduct "ISAACS, Albert H., Jr"
    109 7-Aug-44 Alibunar Yugoslavia Air Drome "ALLEN, James G"
    110 9-Aug-44 Budapest Hungary Vecses Air Drome "BETZEN, Leo A"
    111 12-Aug-44 South French Coast France Gun Positions "ALLEN, James G"
    112 13-Aug-44 South French Coast France Gun Positions "JOHNSON, Ayers W"
    113 14-Aug-44 Genoa Italy Gun Positions "VAN SCHOOR, C. Gerald"
    119 23-Aug-44 Vosendorf Austria Oil Refinery "NEWTON, Roger W"
    129 5-Sep-44 Ferrara Italy Rail Road Bridge "EGAN, Coustney R"
    130 6-Sep-44 Leskovac Yugoslavia Troop Concentration "KRAWIEC, Henry"
    134 13-Sep-44 Mezzocorona Italy Rail Road Bridge "MORRIS, Paul L"
    135 15-Sep-44 Larissa Greece M/Y "DITZHAZY, George F"
    136 17-Sep-44 Budapest Hungary Farencvaros M/Y "BABITS, George F"
    137 18-Sep-44 Szob Hungary Rail Road Bridge "BABITS, George F"
    138 19-Sep-44 Kraljevo Yugoslavia Rail Road Bridge "BABITS, George F"
    141 22-Sep-44 Larissa Greece M/Y "THAIN, Clarence"
    143 4-Oct-44 Brenner Pass Italy Rail Road Targets "FABIAN, Julius"
    146 11-Oct-44 Vienna Austria Floridorf Oil Refinery "AUSTIN, Horace S"
    147 12-Oct-44 Bologna Italy Barracks Area "AUSTIN, Horace S"
    148 13-Oct-44 Vienna Austria North M/Y "PARKER, Wilbur B"
    156 5-Nov-44 Vienna Austria Floridorf Oil Refinery "DEFOE, Dewey"
    166 16-Nov-44 Sjenica Yugoslavia Troop Concentration "O'NEIL, John F"
    167 17-Nov-44 Vienna Austria Floridorf Oil Refinery "SOMMER, Fred A"
    169 19-Nov-44 Vienna Austria Schwechat Oil Refinery "OLSON, John R"
    171 21-Nov-44 Sarajevo Yugoslavia M/Y "HAGEN, Warren B"
    172 22-Nov-44 Ferrara Italy Rail Road Bridge "BROWN, Lamar H"
    174 2-Dec-44 Vienna Austria Floridorf Oil Refinery "OLSON, John R"
    176 6-Dec-44 Sopron Austria M/Y "FELDMAN, Howard M"
    180 16-Dec-44 Innsbruck Main Austria M/Y "MORRISON, John R"
    181 17-Dec-44 Weis Main Austria M/Y "OLSON, John R"
    186 25-Dec-44 Innsbruck Main Austria M/Y "ORCHARD, Frederick S"
     

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