|"Now It Can Be Told"
The Final Flight of the Irish Lassie
January 27, 1945
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This log is presented exactly as it was written in 1945. Nancy Brister
|Wreck of the Irish Lassie
|The Crew of the Irish Lassie (click on
picture to see larger image).
|With sincere thanks to Jim and Kevin McHugh, sons of James F. McHugh, central control gunner on the Irish
Lassie---to Kevin for sharing information about his dad and to Jim for the excellent photo above. Kevin McHugh wrote
that his dad had been a member of the New York City Fire Department for 38 years, until mandatory retirement at age
65. He said his dad didn't talk much about his experiences in the war, or about his job with the FDNY, where he had
received honors for heroism. Jim and Kevin's parents had seven children; their dad passed away in 1993.
If you'd like to get in touch with them, click on their names: Jim Kevin
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