UPL 14879


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B-24 Liberator #42-40731 'Eager Eve/Hag Mag The Mothball Queen' flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti mission and on 6th Oct 43 while taking off on the return flight from Marrakesh to the UK, hit a wall when just airborne. All but the pilots bailed out and the pilots crash landed it. It remained there and was reduced to components.


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  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Hag Mag The Mothball Queen Eager Eve
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 68th Bomb Squadron


Date: 9 Apr 2015 21:07:06