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B-24J-165-CO #44-40463 "Consolidated Mess" Code: 2U-H - on left
B-24L-10-FO #44-49529 "Cindy" Code: T9-N - on right

The Sorensen Crew (Crew #489) with Marcus O. Edwards aboard as command pilot had to abort bomb run 5 miles from target on the 23 March 1945 mission. Upon return to Attlebridge, landed without brakes and crashed into a parked aircraft on Hardstand #36. The Sorensen Crew were flying "Cindy." "Consolidated Mess" was parked on the hardstand.



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Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 14:55:26 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations

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Date Contributor Update
17 January 2015 23:51:15 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

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