Nath's Crew


 

On the 16th of May, a/c #42-29461, piloted by 1st LT Robert E. Nath, was up for a check flight. At approximately 1330 hours flying was called off because of approaching bad weather. The tower gave landing instructions for landing on runway 25 and at 1339, the plane was on final approach reporting, "wheels down and locked." The tower reports that visibility was decreasing and that they asked "how is your visibility?" The piot answered that it was about 1/2 mile, but that the runway was visible. Aircraft was permitted to land, making a very low approach and first touching wheels to ground about 150' from the end of the runway. The left landing gear struck a tree stump, weakening it to such an extendt as to cause it to fail completely when full weight of the aircraft was on it. The aircarft continued its roll up the runway, and onto the dirt off the runway. The increasing weight on the right landing gear as the plane pulled to the left caused this landing gear to buckle. The aircraft was damaged beyond all economical repair. (NARA vial Roland Andrews)


CREW INFO
Name Rank Position First Mission Last Mission Status
Nath, Robert E. 1st LT Pilot 05/07/44
Dietel, Francis X. 2nd LT Pilot 05/07/44
McAllister, Webster B. 2nd LT Navigator 05/07/44
Snyder, Charles E. 2nd LT Bombardier 05/07/44
Morrison, Donald W. S/SGT Right Waist 05/07/44
Birger, Gale A. SGT Radio Operator 05/07/44
Hite, Leonard A. SGT Top 05/07/44
Labeau, James E. SGT Tail 05/07/44
Karnes, Joseph W. SGT Nose 05/07/44
Hunnicutt, J. SGT Ball 05/07/44
Poole, Wayne J. Crew Chief
 
MISSION INFO
Mission Date Name ID S/N Type
001 05/07/44 Hard-T-Get NF 42-52753 B24H
002 05/08/44 Monty NB 41-29461 B24H
004 05/11/44 Monty NB 41-29461 B24H
006 05/23/44 NB 42-95121 B24H
008 05/25/44 NB 42-95121 B24H
009 05/27/44 NB 42-95121 B24H
016 06/06/44 Ramblin' Reck NP 41-29500 B24H
018 06/07/44 Ramblin' Reck NP 41-29500 B24H
022 06/14/44 NB 42-95121 B24H
023 06/15/44 NB 42-95121 B24H
025 06/17/44 NB 42-95121 B24H
043 07/12/44 NB 42-95121 B24H
050 08/01/44 Low Pressure Lulu NA 43-37646 B17G
052 08/03/44 Low Pressure Lulu NA 43-37646 B17G
053 08/04/44 Low Pressure Lulu NA 43-37646 B17G
058 08/09/44 Low Pressure Lulu NA 43-37646 B17G
066 08/25/44 PF 44-8035 B17G
069 08/30/44 PB 44-8021 B17G
070 09/01/44 PF 44-8035 B17G
073 09/09/44 PC 43-38023 B17G
078 09/17/44 Easy Movement PL 43-38041 B17G
079 09/19/44 PH 44-8039 B17G
082 09/26/44 PA 44-8002 B17G
092 10/15/44 PD 44-8021 B17G
098 10/26/44 PF 4x-xx073 B17G
101 11/04/44 Lady V II PK 44-8130 B17G

 
Created: 10/10/99 Modified: 12/23/16

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