NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

"825"

B

-

24

D

-

7

-

CO 41-23825

5

90

400

~

~

00-1

N/A

AKA "TEXAS TERROR" & "LADY ANN"

Contributor - Robert Livingstone
Neither name ("TEXAS TERROR" or "LADY ANN") is the name of the aircraft. Both of these are on small pieces of aluminum which came from the tail turret. This has been definitively determined from the part numbers found on the metal. "TEXAS TERROR" was probably the nickname of the "Texan Gunner", and "LADY ANN" was most likely his "Girlfriend/Wife"? The aircraft was totally destroyed back to the rear bulkhead of the bomb bay.

Info Contributor - Commemorative Air Force
Developed mechanical trouble while flying the final leg of the flight over Cairnes, Australia and the crew decided to return to Garbutt Field in Townsville, Australia. As the plane passed over Ingham, it encountered a fierce electrical storm and crashed into a 3,000-foot mountain on Hinchinbrook Island in the Coral Sea. All crew on board were killed. Several years after the crash, the plane was found and the U.S. Army collected the remains of the airmen and returned them for burial at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Nebraska. 

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