8 thoughts on “ Lady Be Good

  1. Jan 19,  · Lady Be Good Recovery in of B Bomber crew lost in Libyan Desert in Story of the search for and recovery of crew members of the B Bomber Lady Be Good. This aircraft was discovered in the Libyan Desert 16 years after it lost its way back from a World War II mission to bomb Naples, Italy on 4 April
  2. Lady Be Good arrived over Naples at p.m. at an altitude of 24, feet, found the target socked-in by bad weather, then turned for home. The crew either dumped their bombs in the Mediterranean or hit a secondary target en route back to Libya.
  3. May 23,  · "Oh, Lady be Good!" was written in by George and Ira Gershwin for the Broadway show, Lady, Be Good! Ella Fitzgerald first recorded the song in
  4. Jul 27,  · The Lady Be Good: Since her discovery deep in the Libyan desert in /59, many thousands of people have been fascinated by the story of the ill-fated BD Liberator bomber named "Lady Be Good". In April of , she had been reported missing in action during a routine bombing run from Libya to Italy.
  5. May 01,  · DAYTON, Ohio -- One of the four propellers and an engine from the "Lady Be Good" are on display in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The propeller was transferred from the 40th Troop Carrier Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo) PHOTO DETAILS / DOWNLOAD HI-RES 12 of
  6. Nov 10,  · It wasn't until several months after its publication that producer Arthur Freed heard the tune and purchased the rights to interpolate it into Lady Be Good (). Kern would be influential in the Academy's ruling that only original songs composed expressly for a film would be eligible for the Best Song Oscar/10().
  7. Apr 05,  · The Lady Be Good was built at the Consolidated Aircraft factory in San Diego and had the Army Air Force serial number She was one of a group of BD Liberators ordered by the Army Air Force. She was a model 32 ordered by the British government in March but the US Army Air Force took over the order to accelerate their build.
  8. The April 4th, bombing run on Naples had been the first call to action for Lady Be Good and her crew. That afternoon they launched from the Benina air strip in the city of Soluch in Libya. They departed amidst a sandstorm which incapacitated two other bombers in the flight group, forcing them to return to base.

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