The Lady Be Good, the Air Force mystery B-24 bomber from World War II, crashed in the Libyan desert in 1943; its crew was never heard from again. The plane's wreckage was discovered in 1960. Harold Ripslinger had been aboard. This is a picture of Harold and the girl he left behind when he went off to war. Check out the tragic story of the plane and its crew members. Click on the picture.
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A camel leers over the wreckage left on the El Alamein battleground, May 18, 1950, where one of the crucial struggles of World War II was fought. Only a few pockets of wreckage now remain to mark the scene. Some 300 square miles of desert are still mined. Thousands of Italian and German dead of the battle still lie unburied, lost in the shifting sands. (AP Photo)
B-24 Liberator - Lady Be Good, aircraft 42-73074 was one of 25 B-24Ds of the 376th Bomb Group took off from their AAF base at Soluch, Libya, to attack harbor facilities at Naples, Italy. She was lost in the Libyan desert for16 years until 9 Nov 1958, several British geologists were flying over the sun-baked Libyan Desert. At approximately 400 miles south of Soluch, they spotted an aircraft on the sand. A ground party which reached the site in March 1959 discovered plane to be the Lady Be Good.
The "Lady Be Good" Ghost Bomber of WWII - "Both Co-Pilot Robert F. Toner and Tech. Sgt. Harold J. Ripslinger possessed small pocket-sized date-book type journals in which daily entries were kept. These items were found in association with their remains and faithfully chronicle the crews actions from the day of the mission until 8 to 9 days after bailout."
American Military Flags, United States Navy and Marine Corps, Vintage Illustration, Patriotic, World War I Era, Red, White and Blue, 1917. via Etsy.
MWD Layka is a K9 War Hero. She was shot many times by an AK 47 and lost her Left leg. She saved many Soldiers lives. She received a Purple heart for her Heroism. SHE IS ONE AWESOME WAR DOG. SHE is a beautiful GIRL.