Lady Be Good (aircraft)
Lady Be Good was an USAAF B-24D Liberator that disappeared without trace on its first combat mission during World War II. The plane, from 376th Bomb Group, had been on a bombing raid to Naples on April 4, 1943 when it was lost. Although the aircraft was thought to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea with loss of its nine-man crew, it was eventually found 710 km (440 mi) inland in the Libyan Desert in 1958. The remains of all but one of its crew have been recovered.
Investigations concluded the crew failed to realise they had overflown their air base in a sandstorm. After continuing to fly south into the desert, they bailed out when the plane's fuel ran out. The survivors then died trying to walk to safety.

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The Lady Be Good - Ghost Bomber of WWII
A Google search for "Lady Be Good" turns up quite a few hits concerning the aircraft and her lost crew. However, with a few notable exceptions, the online ...
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"Lady Be Good" B-24 Bomber, Quartermaster Graves Registration ...
Apr 23, 2011 ... Story of the 1959-60 search for and recovery of crew members of the B-24 Bomber Lady Be Good. This aircraft was discovered in the Libyan ...
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The Remains of Lady Be Good • Damn Interesting
Jan 8, 2007 ... The Lady Be Good had been crewed by nine men: ..... I'd like to know the origin of the name of the aircraft--Lady Be Good. Does this refer to ...
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Lady Be Good (aircraft) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lady Be Good was an American B-24D Liberator, AAF serial number 41-24301, which flew for the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Based at ...
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LADY BE GOOD
Left to right: 1 Lt. Hatton, Pilot; 2 Lt. Robert F. Toner, Co-pilot; 2 Lt. Dp Hays, Navigator; 2 Lt. John S. Woravka, Bombardier; T/Sgt. Harold J. Ripslinger, Aerial ...
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Factsheets : "Lady Be Good" - National Museum of the USAF
Feb 7, 2011 ... Consolidated B-24D "Lady Be Good." (U.S. Air ... At approximately 400 miles south of Soluch, they spotted an aircraft on the sand. A ground ...
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Investigators found out a great deal about the loss of the plane, but there are several unanswered questions about LADY BE GOOD that continue to fascinate.
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Lady Be Good was an American B-24D Liberator, AAF serial number 41-24301, which flew for the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Based at Soluch Field ...
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Aircraft parts were strewn by the Consolidated B-24D Lady Be Good as it skidded to a halt amid the otherwise emptiness of the Libyan desert. Note that the three ...
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The crew of Lady Be Good were on their first combat mission, having arrived in Libya on March 18, 1943. The aircraft was also new, having reached the 376th ...
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The lucldess Lady Be Good has become one of the most famous aircraft of World War II. The B-24 was reported missing on its first mission, a bombing run to Naples from North Africa on April 4, 1943. No trace of the crew or plane was found, ...
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This compelling story reveals details of an American Liberator bomber's tragic fate and the crew's desperate attempt to survive.
Lady's Men: The Story of World War II's Mystery Bomber and Her Crew
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operator of Lady Be Good, 9, 20, 22, 51 diary, 1 12 radio calls to Benina, 54, 55, 56, 107 radio contact with Malta, 53-54 ... 182 Leavy, SSgt Allyn, in Lady Be Good's first crew, 8 Liberator B-24 bomber aircraft, 5, 7-8 see also Lady Be Good  ...
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Plane 42- 97616 was hit in the rear and the tail section came off. Both planes tumbled down and exploded. Crashed 2 km west of Merseburg Plane # 42- 97764 “Lady Be Good”, MACR 7828, Collision, crashed near See story above.
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The Remains of Lady Be Good • Damn Interesting
In early November, 1958, a British oil exploration team was flying over North Africa's harsh Libyan Desert when they stumbled across something unexpected..
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Anniversary of the Lady Be Good’s demise and her heroic crew | Travel for Aircraft
Anniversary of the Lady Be Good's demise and her heroic crew The Consolidated B-24D Liberator known as "Lady Be Good" was lost in the night upon returning to base during a bombing mission over Naples Italy on this date in April 1943. The crew of nine bailed out of the aircraft and likely in good,…
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The Tale of “Lady Be Good”. | Commentality – Lotsa Comments ….
70 years ago today, a Consolidated B24-D Liberator, known as "Lady Be Good", took off from her base in the Libyan desert, on a bombing run to Naples, Italy. She was one of the last planes to leave the field, and due to high winds and limited visibility, she flew on her own to the…
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Wreckage of Lady Be Good with Vulcan shadow, Libya | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Wikipedia gives some details on the crash - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Be_Good_%28aircraft%29 From the excellent xplanes.tumblr.com
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Libya: Can We Have the 'Lady Be Good' Back Now Please? - Salem-News.Com
I don't think it's easy to take a single story from the pages of aviation history and call it the 'best' or 'most interesting' because the competition is fierce, but the doomed crew of the World War Two B24 Liberator 'Lady Be Good' ranks for the.....
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Lady Be GoodAircraft parts were strewn by the Consolidated B-24D Lady Be Good as it skidded to a halt amid the otherwise emptiness of the Libyan desert. Note that the three remaining engines (numbers 1,2 and 3) had the propellers featheredAccident summaryDateApril 4, 1943TypeNavigation errorSite26°42′45.
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Consolidated B-24D "Lady Be Good" | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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.S. Woravka, bombardier; TSgt. H.J. Ripslinger, engineer; TSgt. R.E. LaMotte, radio operator; SSgt. G.E. Shelly, gunner; SSgt. V.L. Moore, gunner; and SSgt. S.E. Adams, gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo) From the National Museum of the USAF: At 2:50 PM on April 4,1943, 25 B-24's of the 376th Bomb Group took off from their base at Soluch,Libya for a high altitude bombing mission against harbor facilities at Naples,Italy. All planes but one returned safely to Allied territory that night -- the one missing plane was the "Lady Be Good" (crews first mission). Almost 16 years later on November 9,1958, several British geologists were flying over the desolate, sun-baked Libyan Desert. At approximately 400 miles south of Soluch, they spotted an aircraft on the sand. A ground party that reached the site in March 1959 discovered the plane to be a B-24D. The "Lady Be Good" had been found. Evidence at the site indicated that the crew had become lost in the dark on return from Naples and had flown over their base and southward into the desert. As their fuel supply became depleted, the nine men aboard had bailed out but disappeared while attempting to walk northward to civilization. Intensive searches were made for clues as to the fate of the crew, and in 1960 the remains of eight were found, one (Lt. Woravka,chute failure) near the plane and the other seven far to the north. Five (Hatton,Toner,Hays,Adams and LaMotte) had trekked 78 miles across the tortuous sand before perishing, and one (Ripslinger) had gone an amazing 109 miles. In addition, they had lived eight days rather than the two expected of men in this area with little or no water. The body of the ninth man (Moore) was never found. From the Official Graves Registration Report: The aircraft flew on a 150 degree course toward Benina Airfield. The craft radioed for a directional reading from the HF/DF station at Benina and recieved a reading of 330 degrees from Benina. The actions of the pilot in flying 440 miles into the desert, however, indicated the navigator probably took a reciprocal reading off the back of the radio directional loop antenna from a position beyond and south of Benina but 'on course'. The pilot flew into the desert, thinking he was still over the Mediterranean and on his way to Benina. More: The "Lady Be Good" made a pilot-less belly landing and skidded for 700 yards before breaking in half behind the wings. The props on engines 1,2 and 3 were feathered and not under power at the time of the crash. The plane was well preserved considering the crash and harsh desert climate, one of the guns was still able to be fired, simply by pushing the trigger. The radio was removed and installed in a C-47 used in the recovery effort, it worked perfectly.
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