I'm hoping to ID a B-24 lost in Cactus collision

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I'm hoping to ID a B-24 lost in Cactus collision

Post by Dave Homewood » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:14 pm

Can anyone here please help me to pinpoint the serial number, unit and any other information about a USAAF B-24 Liberator that was (probably) destroyed on the ground at Bomber I, Henderson Field, Guadalcanal on the 13th of March 1943, when No. 3 Squadron RNZAF Hudson NZ2037 swung on landing in a crosswind and smashed into the parked bomber? The Hudson was a wreck and the Liberator substantially damaged so I suspect was written off.

I'd very much like to find out more info on the Lib and its unit for my book on the Hudson squadrons. Thanks.

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Re: I'm hoping to ID a B-24 lost in Cactus collision

Post by PF » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:12 am

Possibly 31st Bomb Squadron?

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Re: I'm hoping to ID a B-24 lost in Cactus collision

Post by Dave Homewood » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:19 pm

Thanks PF, I'll look further into that lead.

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