In April 1943, a U.S. B-24 bomber disappeared over the Mediterranean while on a bombing mission. It was found fifteen years later in some of the planet’s most inhospitable desert, hundreds of miles past the base where it should have landed, with the skeletons of its crew scattered for dozens of miles around it. In this week's Ask an Expert on Facebook Live, learn more about what many regard as the most haunting aircraft wreck of the war and the Museum’s artifacts from it.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.