Accident at R-26, Bayreuth, 24 April 1944
74th Troop Carrier Squadron
C-47 43-15350, named “Big Dog” shortly after the accident.
Photo from 74th Troop Carrier Squadron History book
“Mary-Co Ed II” after the accident. The damage to the nose of the plane is usuall with accidents where the plane lost a prop.
Photo from 74th Troop Carrier Squadron History book
The two planes some time after the accident. The planes have been moved to the side.
Above: Capt. Harry J. Bruce. This is from a group photo taken earlier in the war. The other men in the group photo were 72nd Troop Carrier Squadron. It wasn’t until recently that all men in the picture were identified. (D. Pahlov)

Right: Diagram of the accident.
Airborne Troop Carrier - Miscellaneous