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citabriair

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Prior post.... Utah B-24 aircraft... as discovered:

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...Aircraft (when located) had no human remains, no pax, no food, no water, no clothing or personal equipment on board, no parachutes , no adverse weather factor, no oil, no fuel, no fire, available military field within sight, Nordon bomb sight missing, 50 cal. ammunition missing, two machine guns missing, night crash was not observed or reported by any person.  

...No search was ever made for the airplane or the crew members. 

The crashed aircraft was quickly destroyed by dynamite by Army ordnance and all evidence of the airplane was salvaged under close supervision. 

I located the site on 13 November, verified the serial number from excavated instrument panel ID numbers--via the Smithsonian inventory and USAF History centers.  

Local presumption is that the airplane was stolen by fifth column workers at General Dynamics in San Diego California, evaded pursuit fighters by flying over water to return via the Farallon Islands to the Nevada desert, in an effort to elude the FBI.  Presumed they were found and perpetrators were executed?  

Quite a story behind this one, both real and imaginary.  Well worth my years of searching

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I'd be interested to know more. What's the serial number of this aircraft so we can look up the record card and the crash report?
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citabriair

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SN# 42-72935.  1 August 1944.... discovered 6 August 1944
I have flown and visited the site, q friend placed a marker and researched the issue, the crash and the crew member down to their families, and in contact with nearly all of their posterity.  It has been a fun trip, but not over yet.  I have a 200 page summary of events by one of the local residents,  of some interest is that the airplane was carrying practice bombs athat were discovered, and unfortunately a resident who found them was injured when he tried to dismantle one and it exploded. there are remains but they are sparse.

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