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42-7759

B-24 Liberator

Salvaged following the take-off accident in Castelluccio, Italy - 17 May 44.

Service

Units

People

  • Thomas Turbaville

    Military | Sergeant | Flight engineer | 451st Bomb Group
    Thomas Turbaville served as a flight engineer on B-24 Liberators, nicknamed 'Little Butch' and 'Little Butch II'. He documented 'Little Butch''s demise as a landing gear malfunction, hence 'Little Butch II'.

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned 70023 Gioia del Colle, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy 4 January 1944

727th BS, 451st BG, 15th AF

Crashed 70023 Gioia del Colle BA, Italy 23 February 1944

Crashed on take off damaged Cat3, Gioia de Colle, Italy, pilot Clarence A Roach.

Crashed 06046 Castelluccio, Perugia, Italy 17 May 1944

Damaged Cat5 in take-off accident in Castelluccio, Italy - 17 May 44. Pilot Hubert E Anderson.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2016 02:26:15 466thHistorian Changes to manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://15thaf.org/49th_BW/451st_BG/Aircraft/PDFs/451st%20Aircraft.pdf

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 14:57:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman / http://www.b24bestweb.com / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

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