UPL 14570

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B-24 Liberator #4124282 'Ruth-Less' a survivor of 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. Lost on raid on V1 rocket launching ramps at Pas-de-Calais, France. Shortly after dropping their bombs, the bomber received flak damage to the # 3 and # 4 engines (both engines on the starboard wing). Not possible to make base and while attempting to find a landing area in poor weather, A/C crashed into a hill above Eastbourne, killing all crew. 10 KIA. Pilot 1st Lt James O Bolin. MACR 6385.

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  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ruth-Less
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron

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Date: 8 Apr 2015 14:54:41
ContributorAl_Skiff