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DUGAN

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 TOM BRITTAN

Starboard (Right) Side - Restoration/Representation - Color Image - (Displayed at American Air Museum, Duxford UK) - Renamed from ICE RESEARCH

Contributor - Tom Brittan
Yours truly (at the end of September, 2003) standing beside the look-alike "DUGAN". The original DUGAN (44-50493 B-24M-5 FO) was in 8 392 578 as EC C.
The Imperial War Museum people have done a great job in restoring the airframe of B-24M-20 FO 44-51228 (it still shows the 451228 tail number), which had suffered a lot from the elements since its last assignment to Aero Icing Research Laboratory (AIRL) as an EZB-24. It lacks the bombardier's aiming and viewing windows and a few details may not be 100% accurate but, overall, it's fine.
Several years had elapsed since my previous visit to Duxford when the 18,000 + B-24s and derivatives were represented by a mere B-24E nose section. There is now a better balance with a complete B-24 to accompany the B-17. As you can imagine, both are dwarfed by the B-52.

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