Before and After #2
Another collection of comparative images of the same B-24 at different times
BA2 #4 42-64047, PATCHED UP PIECE, another F-7A of the 20th in its PRU blue. Col. H. K. Baisley signed a document for the AAF on 7 Feb 44 with regard to a reported grounding of all F-7 aircraft for buckling aft of the wing due to removal of stuctural members (which is to say the bomb racks) in the aft bomb bay. That is how the 20th's "Patched Up Piece" got its name. It was so bad it was almost condemned when it reached Hawaii
BA2 #14 41-23858 GREMLIN'S DELIGHT aka FRIGID FRANCES of 28CG. Crash landed 30 miles south of Ladd Field AK; flew for 3 hours observing and photographing a solar eclipse when the B-24 suffered the loss of engines No. 1 and No. 2. The inability to feather the props compounded problems and ultimately led to the aircraft crashing. All 14 aboard survived.