I am looking for photos and information about the pilot, crew, and even the bomber serial number 42-40352. I saw the post further below and I made a post in there but being so old I doubt I will get a response. I know 42-40352 is the B-24D-5-CO "CzechEm" and that post below said that CzechEm wasnt the plane they crashed in but it was a un marked bomber serial number 42-40352 which is the same number for CzechEm from the Jolly Rogers website.
So if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. Even if someone personally knew or talked with the Pilot would be of great help to me. I am also looking for photos of the bomber as well as the crew. I find it hard to believe that such a well known bomb group wouldnt have every crew get their picture taken infront of their bomber.
There is a book by Col. Ed Imparato that tells of the visit to 42-40352 to determine why it crashed near Goroka in New Guinea. It was structural failure in the tail possibly from a shallow high speed ... more
Thanks for the reply, I took a look on amazon to see if I could find this book, thankfully I found it. I ended up with a like new signed hardcopy for $20 including s&h. Figured since it has to do... more
I am the executor of the estate of one of Henry's nephews who just passed away. In going through his effects, I happened just today to find a picture of the Lieutenant standing in front of the B-24... more
Sure I would be greatful if you could send a copy of the pictures. I believe if you click on my name it should be blue, it should bring up a email window with my address listed. If not I will post... more