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Koda Catalog Number:  
DVD Number: 5
Slide Number: 00145
Image Location: 58 9
Tail Number: 294282
Plane Type: B-24H
Picture Type: Nose Art
Info on Slide: 29B, 34, 3-27
Unit Info: 445BG 703BS
Name: You're Safe at Home!
Description: 'You're safe at home!' was a B-24H of the 445th BG 703rd BS based Tibenham. Her name most likely derived from an earlier incident where this aircraft had to be lifted back on its legs after an hydrolic failure had forced her to her belly on landing!? The art work has a hand missing from a panel having been replaced from the accident.
Book: 200
Nationality: American
Location: Tibenham, England
Year: 1944
Davids Number:  
Image Path: /Galley 1
Record Notes:

06/15/2017 4:45 pm
The "description" above is incorrect in one respect. The panel being described as "been replaced" is not correct! What has actually occurred is a modification (likely local) that added an additional armor plate outside of the cockpit of many B-24s, one on each side, to further protect the pilot and co-pilot. This mod frequently covered previously applied "nose art" as in this case!