The B-24D, Serial Number 41-24301,  known as "Lady Be Good" and one of the most recognizable aircraft from World War II, was manufactured at the San Diego Division of the Consolidated Aircraft Company in the fall of 1942.

diaporama designed by Sheperd Paine

The crew
 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 Engineer; T/Sgt. Robert E. LaMotte, Radio Operator; S/Sgt. Guy E. Shelley, Asst. Engineer-Gunner; S/Sgt. Vernon L. Moore, Asst. Radio Operator-Gunner; S/Sgt. Samuel E. Adams, Tail Gunner.

" In February 1959, a British Petroleum oil exploration team discovered the nearly intact "Lady Be Good" 448 miles southeast of Soluch in the untravelled Libyan Desert. Investigation at the crash site confirmed that the crew had bailed out after exhausting their fuel."

The story : link


Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades.

Norman Rockwell est un illustrateur américain né à New York le 3 février" 1894, et mort à Stockbridge (Massachusetts) le 8 novembre 1978 (à 84 ans). Peintre naturaliste de la vie américaine du XXe siècle, il est célèbre pour avoir illustré de 1916 à 1960 les couvertures du magazine Saturday Evening Post.
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