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457th Bomb Group Accidents and Damage
to the Aircraft at Glatton
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Damage to the vertical stabalizer and rudder on plane 43-37828, Remember Me/Georgia Peach.
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This is the remains of s/n 42-97164, Miss Yu II. The plane had taken a direct flak hit in the cockpit that disabled the pilot (Lt Karr) and copilot. The bombardier took over the controls amid an attack by German fighters and brought the ship back to England where he crash landed at a British airfield. The bombardier was Lt Joel Apel who received the Silver Star for his deeds. All the crew survived the crash landing but the plane was a total loss.
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Flak damage to the top turret sustained on a raid to Leipzig. The plane is s/n 42-102948, the Denver Bandit.
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Another view of the top turret described above.
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Colision of two planes on the taxi strip. The planes were s/n 42-97591 and s/n 42-38064. The accident ocurred on Jul 23rd, 1944
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A closeup of the accident described above. This was the first step in the evolution of Arf & Arf.
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