A replacement aircraft named by Ludtke’s crew. The nose art, painted by R. Clark a communications technician, depicted two brunettes sitting back-to-back. “Double Trouble” crash landed in Russian occupied territory in Hungary on 22 March ‘45 with Wykel’s crew aboard after bombing Spittal, Hungary. Ten RTD. MACR 13262. On 23 June ’45, an American officer of the Allied Military Mission reported seeing “Double Trouble” under Hungarian guard, at the end of a runway, two engines still feathered and the right landing gear wheel flat – just as it was when abandoned by Wykle’s crew in March ’45.

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