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WW2 USAAF 93RD BG ASSEMBLY SHIP "BALL OF FIRE" ORIGINAL PRESS TYPE PHOTO U117 | eBay
Baugher: Consolidated B-24D-1-CO 41-23667 93rd BG, "Ball of Fire") declared war weary and used as formation assembly ship. Condemned for salvage May 5, 1945 and replaced by 42-72869.
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*PHOTOS* German Officer's Inspecting a Captured B-24 Bomber - Excellent! | eBayPicture taken by Italians just after Blonde Bomber II landed
"Blonde Bomber II" summary:
This 98th bomb group B-24D U.S.A.A.F. #41-23859, damaged and off course after a raid on Naples on 20 February 1943, looking desperately for a landing mistook the Sicilian airfield at Pachino for Malta and made a forced landing there. It was repainted with Italian markings for pictures but was soon on it's way to the Luftwaffe evaluation center and was eventually taken on strength by KG200 and for some reason, retained it's original desert pink color.
It was found on the ramp at Rechlin heavily damaged by 8th Air Force fighter bombers personnel at the end of war.
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