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Atka B-24D Liberator
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Atka B-24D Liberator is located in Alaska
Atka B-24D Liberator
Location in Alaska
Nearest city Atka, Alaska
Area less than one acre
Architect Consolidated Aircraft
NRHP reference No. 79000407
Added to NRHP 26 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.

The wreck site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and was designated as part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in 2008, redesignated Aleutian Islands World War II National Monument in 2019.

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