NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

SHACK DATE

B

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24

H

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15

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FO 42-52566

8

466 786 U8 -P 00-1

N/A

Info Contributor - James A. Leddy

Caption Reads: "Crash landing of Consolidated B-24H (Aircraft No. 42-52566) at AAF Base, Attlebridge, Norfolk, England. 20 April 1944."

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

Crash-landed 19 Apr 44 at Attlebridge on return from a mission to Paderborn. Two inboard engines out and # 1 ready to quit, no hydraulic pressure, landing gear up and no rudder control, belly-landed on grass alongside the runway. John Woolnough recorded that it was the "regular" aircraft of the Lt. R O Foster and his crew but on 19 Apr it was being flown by Lt. N. Furnace and his crew. Jim Springsteen, Engineer with the former crew is quoted as saying "Our Co-Pilot, Lakeman, was an exceptionally good artist and he drew the outline of this bosomy girl leaning back with her arms over a log. It was drawn only in chalk as it never got to be painted. The Bombardier gave it it's name, a shack was a direct hit in their lingo and therefore SHACK DATE.

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