Wreckage of B-24 Tempermental Lady
TEMPERMENTAL LADY flew the last of her more than 70 missions for the 408th Squadron on April 14, 1945. While 2/Lt. Rudolph L. Riccio was piloting the Liberator over Tainan Airdrome, Formosa, flak bursts put shrapnel through the pilot's window, in the vertical and horizontal stabilizers, and damaged the hydraulic system. While landing back at Clark Field, it ran off the runway and into a ditch. Lieutenant Greenburg is shown here on top of the fuselage of the B-24. (Raymond W. Freece Collection) Read more on our blog.