B-24 identification please

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    #1 Jack_Hill, Oct 25, 2012
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    I'm actually doing researches about this bellylanded B-24. May someone help me please ?
    467th bg ?
    Crew rank and names, casualties, mission, reason for bellylanding, any information is welcomed.
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    #2 Jack_Hill, Nov 3, 2012
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    Found my B-24 H
    [​IMG]
    Not from 467th BG but 453th, 733th BS.
    S/N 41-29595

    "On the 21 Jan 45
    mission to Heilbronn
    marshalling yards, the
    extremely low temperature
    froze the fuel transfer pumps.
    After attempts to transfer fuel
    failed, Lt. Richard C. Bussell
    and his crew bailed out and the
    aircraft crashed at Charleville,
    about 6 miles N of S├ęzanne,
    France"

    Hummm...
    Except the fact that Archibald did not ended in Charleville but Boissy le Repos, the report seems to state that the plane self landed.

    And pretty well.

    Don't really know what to think about, any opinion ?
     
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    #3 Jack_Hill, Dec 8, 2012
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    Ok.
    Found the field owner son.
    And the field.
    Archibald did not crashed.
    Was not abandoned.
    Nor it landed alone !
    At all.
    Very strange loss report...
    Found the field owner.
    Without any help.
    He heard the emergency landing, then ran helping crew stop two engine fire.
    After,helped the crew (some says 9, some 11) no wounded.
    Feed them, heat them.
    Son says : got tons of stuffs about the a/c in some barn...
    i keep contact.
     
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    It wouldn't be the first time a un-manned B-24 ran out of fuel and made a decent landing. Remember "Lady Be Good" in North Africa ?? Compared to the pic's of Archibald and Lady Be Good, Lady Be Good made a landing that the crew would have walked away from !

    Charles
     
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    is it possible that there were two different B-24 aircraft in these situations?

    The wreckage in the photo is definately the "Archibald: of the 453BG - 733BS (s/n 41-29595)...perhaps a different B-24 crashed at Boissy le Repos
     
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    Ty ccheese.
    I do not think this could be the case.
    Talked peoples who saw.
    And no, charleville and boissy are so close i do not think two b24 same s/n had emergency/crashed same day...
     
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    Anyhow, ty for any help ! i'm holding the line, very busy by the winter winery but so much waiting for the "tons of B24" stuffs...
    With very few hopes, ok, but... Hopes.
     
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