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A/C 44-6167
Aircraft 44-6167, being serviced on the hardstand. This aircraft survived the war and returned to the USA in June of 1945.
A/C 44-6509
Aircraft 44-6509, taking off on runway 1. It survived the war and flew back to the USA in June 1945.
A/C 44-6518
Aircraft 44-6518. Little is know of this aircraft except that it returned to the USA after the war.
Aircraft 44-6518, resting on the hardstand at Glatton.
A/C 44-6603
Aircraft 44-6603, Jaynee, arrived at Glatton on and was badly damaged on a mission to Bremen, Germany on March 30th, 1945. It was transferred out to the 384th Bomb Group on May 9th, 1945.
Another view of Ladies Delight, 44-6603.
A/C 44-6904
Aircraft 44-6904, Ladies Delight, showing faintly on her nose. This aircraft survived the war and returned to the USA in June, 1945.
An unidentified airman standing by the tail of 44-6904, Ladies Delight.
A/C 44-6961
Aircraft 44-6961, being serviced on the hardstand at Glatton.
A/C 44-6970
Aircraft 44-6970, crashed landed in a field near Laon, france after a mission to Dresden, Germany on Feb 13th, 1945. All the crew survived.
Another view of the crash landing of aircraft 44-6970 in France.
The aircraft belly landed in a freshly plowed field in France and was never recovered. All the crew were safe.
Another view of 44-6970 on her belly in the farmers field.
A/C 44-8152
Aircraft 44-8152, Miss Ida 44-8152, piloted by Donald B. Snow, with Air Commander Major Edward B. Dozier aboard. Immediately after takeoff a fire appeared in engine #2. The plane lost altitude and crashed a short distance from the end of the runway. The full load of bombs and fuel exploded and left a hole in the ground over eight feet deep. Miraculously, one member of the crew survived.
Plane 44-8152, Miss Ida. This plane crashed and burned after taking off on a mission to Ingolstadt on Apr 5th, 1945.
Another view of Miss Ida dropping her bombs.
Another view of Miss Ida, a lead ship with radar dome visible.
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