NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

FUBAR II

B

-

24

G

-

16

-

NT

42-78360

15

455

742

~

48

00-3 N/A

"Tail Shot" - "Fouled Up Beyond All Repair"

Info Contributor - David P. Ungemach

On 16 Dec 44, #360 was departing San Giovanni Field, Italy, as part of a group bombing mission to Brx, Germany. Per the accident report, "Aircraft mushed on takeoff and bounced, breaking off left main landing gear. Upon instructions from Wing Commander, plane was flown until gasoline supply was exhausted. Pilot decided to have seven crew members bail out and then brought the aircraft to Gioia A.F."

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