1944 — Corsica, France
Lt Hoyt Payne was a B-25 Pilot in the MTO /Mediterranean Theatre of Operations, he flew out of Corsica and was in the 379th Bomb Squad of the 310th BG. Hoyt was a friend of Lt Bob Crouse, they flew a few times together and were friends later as well.
5 Sept. 2010 From Bob Crouse; ...... " from the 15,000th sortie picture and I recognized the co-pilot, Hoyt Payne, Jr. We flew together a couple of times after the war and got together some at the University of Tennessee. He and his sister helped us get an apartment when I enrolled there. Hoyt went to work for his father after graduating and ended up owning and running his tool and die company. We went on a cruise through the Panama Canal a few years ago and renewed old acquaintances. Hoyt has since died. Bob abd Laverda Crouse.
Barbi Ennis Connolly PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com 57th Bomb Wing Researcher
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