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Sam Ziff


1st Lieutenant Sam Ziff (ASN 0564699) the pilot of the B-24 Consolidated B-24 Liberator RUM DUM who flew an astonishing 58 missions as a member of the 36th Bomb Squadron, 801st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force during WWII. For the 36th Ziff flew Carpetbagger runs (delivering spies to Nazi Germany) and Radar Counter Measure missions. Ziff remained in the Air Force until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1970. Throughout his career he was awarded the WWII Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal


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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book SQUADRON OF DECEPTION by Hutton, p199