Motor and propellor Consolidated B-24 Liberator - Lelystad - the Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member eilers1
N 52° 31.200 E 005° 26.242
31U E 665368 N 5821668
Quick Description: One of the four motors of a Consolidated B-24 bomber, crashed here during WW II.
Location: Flevoland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 11/26/2020 9:34:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM13EYF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
In front of museum Batavialand you find here this 1.200 hp, 14 cylinder star engine Pratt&Whitney with its propellor on it.
The engine is one of the four engines of a Consolidated B-24 Liberator.
It belonged to the plane with registration number 42-7638 from the 8th Airforce Division, stationed at airforce base Shipdam, Norfolk.
The plane crashed 22th december 1943 here in the Zuiderzee.
Only one crew member (the co-pilot) survived and he was made prisoner of war.
Nowadays this area has become a polder and many plane and ship wrecks were found.
In october 1975 the plane was salvaged with the human remains of five crew members in it.
The former co-pilot (Charles Taylor) was present at that moment.
For what use was your waymark originally intended?: Aircraft

What purpose does it serve today?: Historic/Educational

Explain any choices not listed above.: Monument WW II

More on this waymark can be found here.: Not listed

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