Pottawattamie County

1st Lt. Bob Phinney




. . . . And Here At Home

1st. Lt. Bob Phinney, in France, made a crash landing in a B-26 with 5,000 pounds of bombs aboard and nothing special happened – says he. “Lost an engine soon after take-off – couldn’t drop my bombs as I was over a town and barely made the field but couldn’t hold altitude long enough to put down the wheels. Scared the hell out of all of us, but that’s all.”

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Sunday, February 25, 1945, Page 6