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Starboard (Right) Side - Featured in: "The BOOKs""The VIDEO""The SONG"

On her way back from a mission to bomb Naples, Italy, LADY BE GOOD was lost in the Libyan Desert 4 Apr 43. The wreckage was found in 1959, by an oil exploration team. All crewmembers perished:

1st Lieutenant William J. Hatton - Pilot
2nd Lieutenant Robert F. Toner - Co-Pilot
2nd Lieutenant Dp Hays - Navigator
2nd Lieutenant John S. Woravka - Bombardier

Technical Sergeant Harold J. Ripslinger - Flight Engineer
Technical Sergeant Robert E. LaMotte - Radio Operator
Staff Sergeant Guy E. Shelly - Gunner/Asst. Flight Engineer
Staff Sergeant Vernon L. Moore - Gunner/Asst. Radio Operator
Staff Sergeant Samuel R. Adams - Gunner

Contributor - Jean-Louis Delattre

Info Contributor - Gilbert Hodne
The picture is many years after its initial discovery. Soon after the discovery, many of the components were taken off for military reasons. Some time later, an oil company came upon it and this picture was taken at that time. My father's pictures show the plane basically in tact, with all of the weapons still on it, etc. One of the cool stories my Dad likes to share is how he actually took a sip of coffee from the thermos of one of the crew.

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