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B-24 Beautiful Betsy

This is the tail of Liberator Beautiful Betsy as she rests in the Queensland National Park at Biloela, SW of Gladstone, Queensland.

The bomber's last flight took place at 2200 hours on 26 February 1945 when she lifted off from Darwin. Pilot Lt William E McDaniel set out on an administrative flight bound for Eagle Farm, Brisbane, and the older bomber was also carrying other Allied personnel apart from Americans.
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To date Beautiful Bestsy had experienced a wide combat career with the 528th Bombardment Squadron of the 380th Bombardment Group, but she had by now been retired into purely a cargo role and was soon due for retirement. Betsy failed to arrive, and despite many searches all over Australia the wreck was not found until 1994 after 49 years of mystery.
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