Atka B-24D Liberator

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Atka B-24D Liberator
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
World war 2 plane wreckage.jpg
Atka B-24D Liberator is located in Alaska
Atka B-24D Liberator
Nearest cityAtka, Alaska
Coordinates52°1′49.6″N 175°8′13″W / 52.030444°N 175.13694°W / 52.030444; -175.13694Coordinates: 52°1′49.6″N 175°8′13″W / 52.030444°N 175.13694°W / 52.030444; -175.13694
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectConsolidated Aircraft
NRHP reference #79000407[1]
AHRS #ATK-036
Added to NRHP26 July 1979

The Atka B-24D Liberator is a derelict bomber on Atka Island in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The Consolidated B-24D Liberator was deliberately crash-landed on the island on 9 December 1942, and is one of only eight surviving D-model Liberators (including partial and derelict aircraft). The aircraft, serial no. 40-2367, was built in 1941, and was serving on weather reconnaissance duty when it was prevented from landing at any nearby airfields due to poor weather conditions. The only casualty of the crash landing was Brigadier General William E. Lynd, who suffered a fractured collarbone.[2]

The wreck site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979,[1] and was designated as part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in 2008.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Atka B-24D Liberator". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-04-27.