Friday, December 9, 2011

Alaska wrecks, Part 3: Liberator Down

For Part 3 of the Alaska series, we have this sad, tailless B-24 to consider. Other than the obvious "20" on the nose, I can detect no other markings, and so this plane's identity and location - other than it being in Alaska - is a mystery.

The salvage crew that the photographer was a member of has clearly been hard at work, note the chains laid out on the ground in front of the aircraft, and scaffolding of sorts has been erected alongside the aft fuselage. The #3 engine in missing completely, and the #4 appears to have sheared off the prop shaft.

As always, if you have information on the story behind this bird and its ignominious fate, please comment below!

2 comments:

  1. John J. McKennaMay 5, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Here's a B-24 wreck on Atka...
    <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYjlOTV0ckU

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  2. Did this B-24 crash in Alaska?

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