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Libyan Unrest May Help Solve World War II Aircraft Mysteries

Lady Be Good

Lady Be Good
Lady Be Good in Tobrouk, Libya, in 2009, shot by Lt. Col. Safi Suneni.

August 25, 2011 – In February as the “Arab spring” was taking hold in Libya, we noted that the political upheaval was also a fresh chance to locate missing warbirds, especially those from World War II. Six months later, the outcome of events in Libya may help aircraft historians looking to solve the mystery of warbirds lost in the desert, such as the B-24, Lady Be Good. 

The most famous lost aircraft was the tragic story of Lady Be Good, a B-24 that missed Benghazi by 400 miles on its return and disappeared into the desert for 15 years. We discovered some pictures from 2009 of Lady Be Good at its current home, where it has been cared for by a Libyan general.

According to the website Rommelinlibya.com Brigadier General Sagr Al Jaroushi has cared for the remains of the aircraft at Gamal Abdul El Nasser Air Base (formerly RAF El Adem during WWII). 

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