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Air Force Museum
"Lady Be Good" —
Haunted Place — "Lady Be Good"
— Air Force Museum
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, Ohio 45433
USAF Museum web site
"Lady Be Good" can be found in the
Air Power Gallery, which is home to
a huge collection of WW2 planes, photos & exhibits of a
variety of occurrences, including the The story of the Philippine
Death March, life in a POW camp, The Flying Tigers story, uniforms
of all the services, heroes, and campaigns, and other artifacts too
numerous to mention.
B-24 Liberator "Lady
Be Good" — Was stationed at Soluch Airstrip on the
coast of Libya.
About the B-24 Liberator bomber: The B24
Liberator had a number of virtues that made it a much more sought
after bomber: It was fast (300 mph at 30,000 feet), capable of
carrying 8000 LB of bombs, and had an operational range of
approximately 2290 miles.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
With planes involved with life-threatening
dramas like war, people have died, but it seems aren't ready to
continue on to the other side.
WW2 — B-24
Liberator heavy bomber, Lady Be Good —
This B24 was stationed at Soluch Airstrip
on the coast of Libya. It was on its first bombing mission to drop
its load on Naples, Italy, but had to turn back because of bad
visibility or mechanical difficulties due to the sand which may
have been sucked into the engine at takeoff.
The plane became helplessly lost. Navigator
second Lt. Hays was not prepared to handle this situation, having
received minimum training of 20 weeks and very little night time.
It crashed in the Libyan Desert on April 4, 1943. While 8 of the 9
crew members successfully parachuted out alive, just before the
plane crashed, they all died in the desert, trying to find help.
The rescue planes only searched the water ways, not the desert.
The wreckage of the plane was finally found
in 1959, through a routine aerial survey conducted by a British oil
exploration team from the D'Arcy Oil Company. The plane was intact
and the radio still worked!!! Thanks to British Petroleum work
parties, and an aerial survey by the Air Force RF-101
reconnaissance fighters (which found 1 body), 8 of the 9 bodies
were recovered in 1960. The remains of Staff Sergeant V.L. Moore
were never found, which remain unclaimed somewhere in the
The old Air Force relics and planes on
display at the museum attract the spirits of crew members killed in
action or accidents, which liven up the lives of janitors and
guards, who have reported paranormal occurrences such as moving
objects, unexplainable voices, actual apparitions and eerie sounds.
In one story I read, a janitor was actually decked by an apparition
out of control. Pilots and crew who loved their planes while alive,
are still attracted to them even when dead.
B-24, Lady Be Good
airplane parts are on display — Luckily in a case.
The airplane parts move around inside the
display case by themselves.
The Entities of the
Nine Crew Members... Are Restless
The entities of the nine crew members are
said to wander around the museum at night, perhaps still looking
for help which never came or their still missing comrade never
found by the living. Never leave a man behind is the long-held
Whether young men die suddenly in battle or
suffer a slow death, they sometimes go to the other side with great
difficulty. They still had much to do on earth — or were so
traumatized in death they had a great need to remain close to
things which were familiar, looking for answers, unable to
Fiddler's Green.net paper models – B-24 Liberator * Paranormal Travel Guide (Ohio) on Haunted-Places.com * The Lady-Be-Good Tragedy on B-29s-Over-Korea.com * The USAF Museum on Forgotten-Ohio.com * Boeing B-24 Liberator on Warbirdalley.com * USAF Museum web site * "Lady Be Good" B-24 Bomber page on US Army Quartermaster Foundation Graves Registration Search and Recovery web site