Saturday, May 27, 2017
Lost, Never Forgotten
The Lady Be Good, a B-24 Liberator, set out with it's crew in April 1943 to participate in a bombing mission over Naples, Italy. Bad weather scattered the formation. Although radio contact was made with the bomber late into the evening, the plane did not return and was presumed lost at sea.
In fact, the aircraft had overflown its base. Fifteen years later, the remains of the Lady were located deep in the Libyan Desert. The crew had bailed out, one of whom was killed in the process. The rest found each other and began the long walk back to the coast.
The never made it.
All but one of the crew were eventually recovered and returned to the US.
This Memorial Day, we remember this crew for their service and sacrifice. Thank you. May God bless you.