Original Crew Crew Reunion Missions / Crews Thunderbird Crewmen HAFB Exhibit LSFM Visit
15 Oct 1944
The pilot was 1Lt Patrick H. Brabant. Copilot 2Lt Robert A. Marble, on a training flight, was at the controls. 2Lt Marble landed hard and short of the runway, jamming the right landing gear. 1Lt Brabant then took control, applied full power and took back off. They circled Molesworth for six hours burning off fuel. 1Lt Brabant then made an excellent one-wheel landing.
[photos above courtesy of Gerry Bevan]
[photo from the 303rdBGA Archives]
[photo courtesy of Bob Hand]