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GREEN HORNET

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Famous B-24/PB4Y Crew Members Bombardier LOUIS ZAMPERINI - Conducting a search for a lost aircraft and crew, mechanical difficulties caused "GREEN HORNET" to crash into the ocean on 27 May 43, killing eight of the eleven aboard. The three survivors, with little food and no water, subsisted on captured rainwater and small fish eaten raw, and were strafed by patrolling Japanese aircraft on several occasions. One of the survivors died after forty days adrift.

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Info Contributor - Pete Johnston
Note: NOT 41-24097 which had a factory cheek and therefore is post 41-24212.

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