Fuel exhaustion Accident Consolidated B-24D Liberator 41-23371, Sunday 3 January 1943
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Date:Sunday 3 January 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Consolidated B-24D Liberator
Owner/operator:66th BSqn /44th BGp USAAF
Registration: 41-23371
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Ambleston, Pembrokeshire, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Shipdham /AAF Sta.115
Destination airport:
Became separated from the group after a raid on the U-boat pens at St Nazaire, crash landed at New House Farm near Puncheston, suffering fuel exhaustion. The co-pilot 2Lt Dale R Canfield died from injuries sustained in the accident 5 days later.
The surviving crew were:
1Lt R.L Hilliard
2Lt W.T Auston
2Lt L.A Fries
T/Sgt R.Schweyer
T/Sgt R.C Ernst
Sgt P.H Tritschler
S/Sgt J.A Romeo
Sgt H.J Malone
Sgt J.R Young



Revision history:

08-Feb-2017 06:48 ORD Added
23-Nov-2018 16:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Operator]
21-Dec-2019 09:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
23-Jan-2020 20:43 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]
12-Apr-2020 16:11 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
17-May-2024 07:42 Anon. Updated [Registration]

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