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B-24J Liberator of the 854th Bomb Squadron after being hit by light-flak during low-level supply drop for the 82nd and 101st Airborne near Eindhoven, Holland and driven into the ground, Sep 18 1944.

Caption     B-24J Liberator of the 854th Bomb Squadron after being hit by light-flak during low-level supply drop for the 82nd and 101st Airborne near Eindhoven, Holland and driven into the ground, Sep 18 1944. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
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Photos on Same Day 18 Sep 1944
Photos at Same Place Eindhoven, Netherlands
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
15 Jan 2013 08:45:08 PM

The pilot managed to pull the plane back into the air after hitting the ground, only for it to crash into some trees and farm buildings 1 km Northeast of the town of Udenhout, Netherlands.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
19 Sep 2017 02:31:03 AM

The mission to deliver supplies to the Allied airborne forces at Arnhem, Eindhoven and Nijmegen on the afternoon of 18 September proved to be a costly affair for the 252 strong B-24s of the 14th and 20th Wings. Well over half the aircraft taking part were damaged to some extent and, in total, seven aircraft were shot down, including one from the 491’s Bomb Group based at North Pickenham. Two other aircraft from the Group were forced use Woodbridge special emergency landing field (known to crews as ‘Prangdrome’) while another three had to make emergency landings at Watton, Hawkinge and Brussels airfields because they were so badly damaged. Each aircraft had been loaded with twenty supply containers but some of the packages missed the dropping zone and were never recovered by the ground troops.

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