NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

EARTHQUAKE MCGOON

B

-

24

J

-

401

-

CF

42-50452

8

389

566

RR

O+ 02-3

N/A

Color Image - Character from "Li'l Abner Comics" (Creator - Al Capp)

Info Contributor - Chris Gregg
EARTHQUAKE MCGOON was lost in a mid-air collision 21 Nov 44 with another 389th BG aircraft 44-10513. The pilot of EARTHQUAKE MCGOON on this day was Lt. Alfred Brooks. Brooks was the only survivor from his aircraft. Two survived from aircraft 44-10513. Seventeen were killed in the collision and their names are are on a memorial at the Kirby Bedon church near where the collision occurred.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
The collision occurred during assembly, which was over Carleton Rode, a village sandwiched between Old Buckenham and Tibenham and more than 12 miles WSW of Kirby Bedon. I lived in Carleton Rode during WW II and have seen on several occasions the memorial plaque and more recent stained glass window in Carleton Rode church. A friend unearthed about half of a propeller blade still with its yellow tip and Hamilton Standard transfer label while plowing one of his fields in 1984.

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