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 Post subject: Yep! more prangs ...
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Below taxi damaged C-47 Palermo, Sicily, Italy in November 1943.

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Lockheed Hudson AT-18 wheels up belly landing April 1944 AAF B.U.

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Cessna AT-17 Bobcat wheels up (sort of)

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Beech AT-10 nose over 7-7-1943

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Beech AT-10 nose over

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Curtiss AT-9 belly landing in field 3-4-43

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Beech AT-10 with twisted wheel

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A-31 trainer landing accident at Biggs Field, July 8, 1943

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1943 US Army Air Force Crashed A-35A

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1943 US Army Air Force Crashed A-31

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1943 US Army Air Force Crashed A-35A

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1943 US Army Air Force Crashed AT-6

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SNV-1 hard crash in field

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1944 USAAF AT-11 Gear Up landing 12-13 1944

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Bell YFM-1 crash lands in East Aurora, NY in 1940

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1940s US Army Air Force AT-11 Crashed into a SO-3C

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1942 USAAF AT-11 Crashed Into a USN F4F-3

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1943 US Army Air Force Crashed AT-24A

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1943 US Army Air Force Crashed B-18A

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FM-1 prang

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1943 US Army Air Force Crashed AT-11

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1943 US Army Air Force Crashed AT-11

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1942 US Army Air Force Crashed AT-11

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1942 US Army Air Force Crashed AT-11

Below a few more random photos from the Parks Air College thread I posted recently.

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That Airacuda crash looks a bit nasty for what was probably a textbook attempt...

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Thanks Mark, especially for the B-18A!
I'll play too. These two are on eBay right now; no info on when and where:
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Not sure, but the codes look like Myrtle Beach AAF?

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A quick rule of thumb for for sorting out what happened. If the tips of the prop are bent forward, the engine was making power at the time of impact. If the prop tips are bent back, it was at idle or off. Obviously doesn't work with wood props

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Great stuff! That C-53 in the first set is especially interesting, because the letter code was painted both on the fuselage and on the inside of the door, making it visible whether the door was open or closed. geek

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On the B-18, this accident was listed by AAIR as at Big Spring, TX. Their listing has the serial as 37-194 - a typo as that's a BT-9B serial.

The AT-6 was also at Big Spring; sadly a fatal, crash due to engine failure (again per AAIR).

The AT-18 has some interesting attachments; anyone know what's on the pilot's side of the cockpit windows, and what's the panel in the nose with all the big knobs? It was assigned to Wright Field at the time.

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Chris Brame wrote:
The AT-18 has some interesting attachments; anyone know what's on the pilot's side of the cockpit windows, and what's the panel in the nose with all the big knobs?

Chris, looks like the pilot left his headset hanging on the frame. The things in the nose look like a rack of pressure flasks..oxygen?

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Also, according to Baugher, this AT-18 mishap was enough to get 42-55706 written off at Hill Field, Utah 4/11/44

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raconnel wrote:
Great stuff! That C-53 in the first set is especially interesting, because the letter code was painted both on the fuselage and on the inside of the door, making it visible whether the door was open or closed.


Very clever, those Yankee fliers.

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