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#1 Kutscha

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 03:59 PM

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#2 Ricky

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 05:01 PM

Wow, excellent piece of history thanks. It makes you wonder if that dark object just ahead of the left wing is a falling crewman...

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:03 PM

The zero G loop, performed to practice astronauts in weightless conditions, might be known by all of us.
I've often wondered about the possibilities of a crew to escape during a crash dive causing similar Zero G enviroment: To open hatches and like one have to be able to counter-force with foothold.
Have any noticed mention of such?

#4 GregP

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 04:48 AM

Never knew they made a swept-wing B-24 ... that flew knife edge in formation ...

 

Looks like they addressed engine-out yaw quite well.

 

Glad most got out. Bet the pilots didn't. just because they had a long way to go before jumping.



#5 Kutscha

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:46 PM

Greg, the article states the pilots got out.

 

Lt. Col Clarence “Jack” Lokker (pilot) left it through the top hatch

Capt. Milton Duckworth (co-pilot), left it through the top hatch

Lt. Joseph Kutger (lead navigator for the BW), left thru the bomb bay

Lt. Joseph Whalen (radar operator),

Lt. Robert Hockman (bombardier),

Lt. Grosvenor Rice (nav),

Sgt. James Bourne (waist gunner),

Sgt. Jack Rabkin (top gunner),

Sgt. Paul Flynn (tail gunner),

Sgt. Edmund Miosky (radio)

Sgt. Lee Billings (engineer)

 

bold didn't escape



#6 GregP

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 04:31 AM

Very sorry ALL didn't get out, but that B-24 is certainly not in a position that says, "They had time to escape ..." is it?

 

Thanks for the info, Kutscha.






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