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Lady Be Good crash picture

B-24D-25CO 41-24310
Lady Be Good
Crash Photo

AIRCRAFT TYPE: B-24D-25 MANUFACTURE: CO

CONSTRUCTION #: 1096 SERIES NUMBER: 82 / 92

DATE BUILT: 00 December 42 DATE ACCEPTED: 12 December 1942 DATE SOC: 04 April 1943


AIR FORCE ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
9th00 March 1943 – 04 April 1943


GROUP ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
376th00 March 1943 – 04 April 1943


SQUADRON ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
514nd00 March 1943 – 04 April 1943


  • GROUP MARKINGS: None
  • SQUADRON MARKINGS:
  • A/C I.D. MARKINGS: 64 X
  • MARKINGS ASSIGNED: 00 May 1943
  • AIRCRAFT NAME (S): Lady Be Good
  • FINAL LOCATION: Libyian Desert
  • MACR:

HISTORY

# DATE MISSION PILOT COMMENTS
00 Mar 43Airfield Location:
Topeka Army AAB
2nd Lt. Rose, S.DAcceptance & training
00 May 43 Airfield Location:
Soluch, Libya
02 Apr 43Palermo, Sicily
Target: port facilities
Aborted: weather
end04 Apr 43Naples, Italy
Target: port facilities
1st Lt Hatton, W.Aborted: weather
Combat Damage (night fighter): #3 engine damaged - crashed in Lybian desert (N 26°42′45.7″N, E 24°01′27″)
00 00 59Wreckage Found
00 Aug 94 Wreckage recovered and removedStored: Tobruk

NOTES

There is direct evident that the name "Lady Be Good" was actually painted on this aircraft on April 3rd (the day before it crashed). It was only painted on the starboard side of the bomber and it was in yellow paint.
It is speculation that the #2 engine was slightly damaged by a night fighter - a 20mm shell was found in the engine, but it is more likely that it came from ground fire.

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