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In honor of the crew of the B-24 liberator "Lily Marlene".

History of "LILY MARLENE":

2nd Lt. William Ransom Frederick's crew managed to fly five combat missions prior to their loss on a night training flight on September 9, 1944.  All of these occurred in August, one to France and four to Germany.

It is not known exactly what type of training the crew was undertaking on September 9th, records stating only that they were "participating in a night cross-country flight."  The cause of the crash is unknown, but from statements by the navigator and bombardier who managed to bail out, it is possible that the plane either flew through the prop wash of another aircraft or encountered a downdraft that put the ship out of control at too low an altitude from which the pilots could recover.

Sgt. Daniel Peller, tail gunner, was not aboard the aircraft on September 9th. Records show that he was transferred to the 754th Squadron in October 1944 most likely as a gunner on 1st. Lt James J. Boyle, Jr's. crew.  2nd. Lt Glen C. Allen was assigned to the crew of 1st. Lt. Charles E. Mitchell as their navigator.  He completed his tour with that lead crew in the 755th Squadron on April 10, 1945.  2nd. Lt. Jack R. Hibbs was assigned to the 752nd Squadron as 2nd. Lt. Harry H. Perry, Jr's. bombardier.  While no further mention of him is made in the squadron records, Lt. Perry completed his tour of missions on March 31, 1945 and it is possible that Lt. Hibbs finished his combat tour around this time as well.

 

Alphasim B-24

Paint by Caz Dalton

Available at Sim-Outhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wonderful images!

 

HLJAMES

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Wonderful that you have thought to include a short history of the original bird.  Wonderful reproduction of the original too.

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Glad you guys liked the shots!

The Alphasim B-24 has been around a long time but she's still one of my favorites.

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Great setup and images! I got the chance to climb thru a B-17, B-25 and B-24 a few years back, could not believe how small and cramped they were. Gave me a whole new perspective to those brave souls flying in them into combat.

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