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Query from relative of crewman at
Subject: LOSS OF BUNO 63917
My Mother's cousin Ens James O'Hara was aboard BUNO 63917. I was unable to open the web site listed in the "UPDATE" re the shoot down.
I am most interested in learning more about that day's action.
Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Can anyone help?
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Incredibly, the Luftwaffe identified the downed plane as being an Lancaster, even though the photos clearly showed it as being a Liberator."
For some odd reason, the PB4Y-1 Liberator (originally built as a B-24D for the USAAF and given the serial number 42-40809 when delivered to the Army Air Force) shot down over the Bay of Biscay was misidentified by the Luftwaffe as an Avro Lancaster. On the other hand, the Navy believed that the PB4Y-1 BuNo 63917 had been attacked by a U-boat.