Aircraft in Flight and on the Ground



Plane s/n 42-38056, Queen Bea. All that is left of the plane after a collision and fire on the field on Jun 22nd, 1944. The other plane involved was 42-31620, Pakawalup. This is one of a series of photos of 42-38056, Queen Bea, and 42-31-620, Skunk Hollow. Queen Bea was returning from a mission to Rouen, France on Jun 22nd, 1944 and was badly shot up from flak with no hydraulic system. After landing, the plane swerved out of control and collided with Skunk Hollow. Both plane were consumed by fire but no lives were lost. The plane was piloted by Lt Franklin Morrell..