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    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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Lady Be Good: Mystery Bomber of World War II >>> The disappearance of a bomber crew after their plane crashes for no apparent reason in April 1943. No further sightings of them until 15 yrs later when a BP oil recon crew spots the wreckage miles off its flight path and from its destination. One finding: a1943 datebook showing the men held prayer vigils in hopes of being rescued. Sad.

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APR 4 1943 B-24 bomber ‘Lady Be Good’ takes off on first operation The ill-fated crew of the Lady Be Good, from the left: 1Lt. W.J. Hatton, pilot; 2Lt. R.F. Toner, copilot; 2Lt. D.P. Hays, navigator; 2Lt. J....

New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea The photographer: Rich Koechlein of Minneapolis. The scene: The wreckage of a World War II bomber downed during battles with the Japanese serves as a playground for boys.

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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)

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."

Some of the Lady Be Good crew.