On 4/16/43 mission to Brest, Plane #41-23847 Yardbird badly shot up. Most of crew bailed out, but plane was gotten under control and pilot landed it at St Eval an RAF base. Not injured in crash.
Earlier with the same pilot Leon Packer 2 December 1942 while transporting navigators to a school in Oxfordshire, main landing gear retracted upon landing. All crewmembers survived on B-24 #41-23674
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93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...
Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.
329BS / 93BG of Hardwick, Norfolk. Pilot: Packer, Leon C. Notes: landing accident. Location: RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage).
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