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Limping Home - B-24 with Feathered/Smoking Engines

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One reason for a late return-to-base could be engine failure(s).  Although this B-24 is still flying - with engine four (right outboard) feathered and engine one (left outboard) smoking - it would take much longer for a plane in this condition to reach its base.

NARA provides more details about this B-24H:

“Burma Bound,” a B-24H-15-DT Liberator, s/n [serial number] 41-28861, attached to the 725th BS [Bomb Squadron], 451st BG [Bomb Group], 15th AF [Air Force].

Limping home from a mission to Munich, Germany with engine #4 feathered and engine #1 smoking, in December, 1944.

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Media Credits

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

 

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