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Close Call from a Dropping Bomb - B-24 at Truk Lagoon

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Flying in formation, B-24 crews were sometimes in danger of being harmed by the actions of higher-altitude planes as they sent their “bombs away.”  This picture depicts such a close call.

NARA’s description tells us more about “Madame Pele,” a B-24J-120-CO Liberator bearing serial number (s/n) 42-109951:

Close call as bombs from a higher aircraft drop just off its right wing while over Truk Lagoon.

Madame Pele - attached to the 819th Bomb Squadron, 30th Bomb Group, 7th Air Force - was likely participating in “Operation Hailstorm” - a significant Allied action against the Japanese base at Truk Lagoon - when the photo was taken.   

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy NARA (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration).

 

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