Insufficient power on T/O, hit fence at departure end of r/w severing hydraulic lines. Returned with full bomb and gas load, touched down about on the numbers at 115mph, ran off departure end, crossed three small ditches, a road, a deep ditch, and struck a tree. A/c came to rest on opposite side of ditch with main and nose grear collapsed. RTD
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...