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Old 1st June 2020, 18:58
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B-24D 41-11760 Crash 1942-07-27

Hi!


I am looking for any crash/accident report regarding B-24 41-11760 crash in 1942-07-27 (by 343rd BS /98th BG).

The info i got is from the book The B-24 /PB4Y in Combat by Arnold Rhodes. page 142.
Where was this crash location? any crew list?


So far:

What i assume is that it was in U.S: stateside just before/in transit to Palestine.
Acc. to the IARC it was in Heath just before on the 24th, (Newark-Heath Airport, Ohio)?



Condemned in a budget report 1942 11 24


But, I can't find any info from the most common accident report websites or in other written sources.


/Johan

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Old 1st June 2020, 20:32
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Re: B-24D 41-11760 Crash 1942-07-27

No such accident at Newark-Heath, OH. See http://wiki.lickingcountylibrary.info/Airplane_Crashes


I gathered the overseas flight started in Florida and via the South Atlantic route to the MTO.


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Old 2nd June 2020, 03:36
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Re: B-24D 41-11760 Crash 1942-07-27

From the WWW,
41-11760 crashed 27/7/42 was this a/c a 98 BG a/c ?
41-11814 - 98BG , Tunisia, 24/7/42.
41-11876, 27/7/42, South Carolina.

Is it possible that the a/c was "814" and that the date was somehow misinterpreted, "4" to "7" ?
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Old 2nd June 2020, 07:20
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Re: B-24D 41-11760 Crash 1942-07-27

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From the WWW,
41-11760 crashed 27/7/42 was this a/c a 98 BG a/c ?
41-11814 - 98BG , Tunisia, 24/7/42.
41-11876, 27/7/42, South Carolina.

Is it possible that the a/c was "814" and that the date was somehow misinterpreted, "4" to "7" ?



Hi Alex.

41-11760 Acc. to the book yes, but it would be nice to have one more source/accident report that could confirm that.

41-11814 (344th BS) went down en-route to Palestine over Africa 23/24 July and 344th BS was first squadron to arrive on 25/7.
But i have that listed the plane crash in Near Misérié, Chari-Baguirmi, West CHAD, not over Tunisia as Christopher Shores book do. That doesn't match the ferry routes/link over Africa.
Lets see when AFHRA opens. They have the report.

/Johan

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Old 3rd June 2020, 20:06
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Re: B-24D 41-11760 Crash 1942-07-27

Johan,
In an online AAHS Journal (Vol. 37, 1992) it says that 41-11760 was named 'Blonde Bomber', 343rd BS/98th BG. The squadron had a 'Blonde Bomber II' later on.

Perhaps the name can give a little lead to trawl the net.

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Re: B-24D 41-11760 Crash 1942-07-27




I start to wonder if "Blonde Bomber ??-?????" might be 41-11760?
acc to B-24 Nose Art Name directory, by Wallace Forman, 41-11760 picture exist, page 95.
Blond Bomber 41-11895 might the same name soon after 41-11760 crashed. Both plane were in same squadron. Reasonable?


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Re: B-24D 41-11760 Crash 1942-07-27

A little on Blond Bomber (41-11895) and Blond Bomber II (41-23659?) Both flown by Daniel A Story. Note the link has Blond Bomber II as 41-23859? (a typo most likely).

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