NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

READY WILLING AND ABLE

B

-

24

D1

-

130

-

CO

42-41078

5

90

319

~

~

02-1

 N/A

Featured in: "Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group"

Contributor - Brendan Wood

Info Contributor - Robert Tupa
READY WILLING AND ABLE blew a tire on take off (date?) but managed to get airborne.The bombs were salvoed and after the crew bailed out, was shot down by Allied fighters. According to Wiley O. Woods' book Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group: 'the Jolly Rogers', this was the plane that the Robeck crew flew to the Pacific. READY WILLING AND ABLE appears twice in the loss listings and is one of the few errors in this publication. The listing for the loss of the Drewelow crew should reference 42-41135 (name undetermined) as confirmed by MACR 3307 on the Drewe low crew. The diary of one of the Robeck crew members confirms that they used READY WILLING AND ABLE on several occasions after the loss of 42-41135.

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