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    Re: An aside - Vulcan Bomber 'Shows Off' in New Zealand
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2022 May 6, 17:23 -0700

    Frank, you questioned the authenticity of the photograph of a Vulcan over a B24 which is oft credited as being Lady Be Good.  It’s hard to say, but It’s you might be correct, at least on the name of the B24.  Several must have force landed in WW2.  The wreckage of LBG will have been pilfered from and possibly pushed around over the time it remained in place, but it’s unlikely that a wreck would regain its starboard outer engine (No4), which is missing in this USAF link https://www.shaw.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000519452/ . 

    On the other hand, if you look at a series of Google photographs, you can watch LBG deteriorating over the years so that at some stage the port tailplane and fin broke off; the nose broke off; and the rear fuselage seems to have been pushed back into line.  The break in the port tailplane seems to tie in exactly with Richard Davis’ photographs of LBG in 1990/91, so perhaps the Vulcan photograph comes from the 1960s when the RAF still had a presence in Libya and the B24 is LBG. link . DaveP

       
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