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    Does anyone have details of Consolidated B-24 Liberator losses (or can point me to a source) ..... looking for one that crashed on (or around) 16th August 1943 in (or near) Front Canevese, Italy

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Default Re: Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    Hi PeteT,
    do you know it it was an USAAF B-24 or RAF Libeator at least? I suppose you are after RAF one as you have posted your question here but I want to be sure.

    Thx

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    The simple answer to that question is no ..... what has happened is that someone in Italy has advised that a 35 Squadron Halifax crashed in their area on 16th August 1943 but is now suggesting that it was a Liberator, so I am trying to see if there was a Liberator that crashed in the area on (or around that day), or whether it is the 35 Squadron Halifax

    An extract from a newspaper article has been posted but the text is not clear and it is in Italian: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...7741214&type=3

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    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Thanks for explanation Pete. Well I think with those additional details I think you have a better chance that someone will be able to help you.

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    Here PeteT, if that Italian lady needs any more research help, I'm always available ;-)
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    Default Re: Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    Pete

    Is this possibly it?

    https://translate.google.co.uk/trans...search&pto=aue

    On board the English bomber 4 corpses were recovered:
    1st MJA WHITE CE - OFFICER 120889
    2nd PA HAGGARTY - OFFICER RC 42500
    3rd could not identify because it was partially charred
    4th GC MUTCH - OFFICER 575761

    (translated from the original Italian site here: https://piemontefantasma.wordpress.c...rca-personale/

    That would make it Halifax II HR880? Mis-identified as a Liberator?

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=HR880

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    Simon; the article demonstrates the current confusion over this matter .... was the word Liberator used to describe a Liberator aircraft or the aircraft of a liberator ... and was the author sympathetic to the Allies or the Axis forces (bearing in mind it refers to terrorist bombers, I am assuming the latter, which suggests that it would not have been described as the aircraft of a liberator).

    I am pretty sure that it was the 35 Squadron aircraft, but, as you know, in research, you must explore all angles before making any judgements

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    PeteT
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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