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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:16 pm 
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This first series of photos below show Douglas-Long Beach B-17G-20-DL Fortress 42-37895 busted up in the woods. Looks to have been a stateside training plane at this time.
J Baugher states: Delivered Denver Oct 8, 1943; Las Vegas Oct 30, 1943; assigned to 91st BG at Bassingbourn UK, but en route to the UK crash landed at Cliffory, Northern Ireland on Dec 9, 1943; It then states (WO) May 20, 1944. (FORTLOG)

If I read this corerctly then doesn't it seem this B-17 crashed twice? One in N Ireland and then again stateside? A bit of bad luck.

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Fort Benning, Georgia on 28 June 1944. 1272. 'View showing Capt. C. C. Bohannan, of the 71st Division Artillery sitting in the cockpit of his L-4

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This is a series showing what looks to be a C-46 busted up real good. (bad). I'm thinking Canada or Alaska.

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Below is a small observation plane wreck. Only a couple of days after the C-46. If I recall one was looking for the other.

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F-86H-5-NA 22096 crashed Aug 17 1955.

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Webb Air Force Base Lockheed T-33 Crash, 1958

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This is a stateside Grumman F6F Hellcat in the woods, not sure where and when this happened.

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We've been discussing that B-17 on the Aero Vintage forum; looks like the Osborne listing could be mistaken? Note the lack of cheek gun positions, usually a hallmark of a stateside trainer.

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I would say definitely somewhere in the Southeastern US - look at all that Spanish moss!

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And the darn thing is still on its gear!! Just wow!! :shock:


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Mark Allen M wrote:
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Where was this? Clearly somewhere in the deep south from the pines and Spanish moss...

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This one made it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jueDXiuU6aM

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Where was this? Clearly somewhere in the deep south from the pines and Spanish moss...

Per AAIR, this was 2 miles SSE of Hendricks Field, Sebring, FL.

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