I have a mystery about a plane that a lady came into my shop with about her Dads plane.
She has pictures of him next to and in the cockpit of a plane Ser #42-94787 with nose art "Set 'Em Up" which came over to the 15th from the 8th. She also has his flight jacket with a plane painted on the back with the nose art "Black Arrow".
In a book that one of his crew members wrote he mentions that their plane #787 was called "Black Arrow". She did not have a full serial # for it. According to him, her dad refused to fly it on a mission, and when the next crew did, it blew up on the run way and killed all but one guy.
According to the plane cards at the Air & Space Museum, the 42-94787 "Set Em Up" plane was scrapped after the war with no mention of blowing up.
She thinks this would have been the 15th, 450th, 723rd in Manduria.
Any ideas? Thanks!