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Lot 340: Relics from the B24 Bomber Lucy Quipment, to include the flack jacket,the f
12 November 2016
Stowmarket, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Relics from the B24 Bomber Lucy Quipment, to include the flack jacket,the flame damper, a hydrolic ram, life raft valve and five Browning shell cases. By family repute. The bomber Lucy Quipment was sent on the 17th July 1944 to attack targets to support the invasion, Over Coulanges railway bridge, flack cippled two of the engines and shrapnel hit the fuel tank. Nearing England and with the cloud too low to attempt a crash landing Lieutenant Robert L. Millhollin and his Co-Pilot Lieutenant Henry E. Davis gave the order for the crew to prepare to bale out. After the crew had bailed leaving Lieutenant Millhollin and Lieutenant Davis attempted to take the bomber seawards but coming down to the west of Parkeston Quay leaving a trail of fragments and destuction. For further details on the crash and reports from the crew see Final Flights by Ian McLachlan