Newspaper Article
Body and wallets lie among 200-foot dunes

Two British Petroleum men, marking a route for heavy trucks bearing an oil rig into the Sand Sea of Calanshio, (sic) have found the remains of a sixth crew member of the "Lady Be Good," the Second World War B-24 (Liberator) bomber that crashed in the desert in April, 1943.

Also found were two pocket wallets bearing the names of S/Sgt. Guy E. Shelley and T/Sgt. Harold E. Ripslinger—both of whom were among the nine men whose tragic story has been followed in the newspapers of almost every country in the world.

The body and wallets were found as Mr. Dave Glover (senior transport engineer) and Mr. Don Livingstone (surveyor) were planting beacons to point a path through 200-ft. dunes.

This latest find makes a hat-trick for BP men—for a BP aircraft and ground team first sighted and located the broken-backed bomber itself and BP affiliates stumbled upon five of the crew bodies in mid-February this year.

The exact location of this new discovery is at latitude 28:10 and longitude 20:05—about 38 miles northwest of the where (sic) the previous bodies were found.

Now, only three more bodies remain hidden in the sand where they have lain for almost exactly 17 years.

Searchers Move In

The US Army Mortuary Service search team, at present camped on the fringe of the Sand Sea, is understood to be moving helicopters, men and equipment to where this body and wallets are lying.

It is presumed that two other bodies are lying in that vicinity.

Nine men parachuted from the "Lady Be Good" when they realised that they had over-shot their Solluch (sic) base on return from an unsuccessful bombing raid to Naples.

Eight joined up on the ground and started walking northwest. Weak and exhausted through lack of food and water, five made themselves shallow trenches and then slowly died.

The other three, stronger than the rest, staggered on across the sand for at least 38 miles. Many desert travellers are amazed that the airmen managed to cover that distance and feel sure that the two missing men could have not gone on much further.

The ninth body, that of John the bombardier, may never be found. He is presumed to have been hurt when landing by parachute.

Unable to join his buddies, he probably faced the worst horror—that of dying alone in the eerie desert.