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.
B-24 Liberator....My Uncle Chester Guzik was the flight engineer on one during WW2...his plane was shot down over Holland on a return bombing run from Germany...they dropped bombs over a flack factor that made the AA ball bearings...three crew members made it out of the plane before it crashed...Uncle Chester sadly was not one of them...he perished along with four others in the crash. He is buried over in Holland.
Crew of the Memphis Belle. She deployed to Prestwick, Scotland, on 30 September 1942, to a temporary base at RAF Kimbolton on 1 October, and then to her permanent base at Bassingbourn, England, on 14 October. Each side of the fuselage bore the unit identification markings of the 324th Bomb Squadron (Heavy) - DF: A.  Captain Robert Morgan's crew flew 29 combat missions with the 324th Bomb Squadron, all but four in the Memphis Belle.