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B-24H Liberator   41-28978
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 41-28978
Model B-24H
Manufacturer Douglas - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Production Block B-24H-20-DT
Color Olive Drab aka OD
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 857th BS
Flew first mission 28 May 44
Obtained From unknown
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 28
Total WWII Missions 37
This plane was brought into the 492nd from the replacement depot either as a replacement for planes lost on 19 May or as part of the J for H trade with the 458th for PROJECT AZON. We do not know which plane it replaced.
857th Squadron Code: 9H
Tail Code: -S (overlined)
To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it.
Transferred to 446th BG, 705th BS
705th Squadron Code: HN
Tail Code: P
5 Oct 44: landing accident at Flixton w/Rust Crew
Salvaged 16 Oct 44 by 4th SAD
More Info
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Simon Crew R-03
Scott Crew 712
Bridges Crew 702
Gaines Crew 715
Heber Crew 705
Koltun Crew R-10
G Haag Crew 706
Sheffield Crew R-22
Perry Crew R-21
Mills Crew R-45
Crew R-02
Kuecker Crew R-07
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
446th BG site
705th BS
October 44
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 857th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
28 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 11 page 11
Bridges 702 Target: Oil refinery
29 May 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 12 page 12
Scott 712 Target: Oil refinery
Aborted, credited
30 May 44 Rotenburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 13 page 13
Gaines 715 Target: Air depot
Aborted, uncredited
6 Jun 44 invasion coast, France
 Link to Mission 17 page 17
Simon R-03 Target: Tactical
8 Jun 44 Angers, France
 Link to Mission 20 page 20
Simon R-03 Target: Tactical
10 Jun 44 Boulogne, France
 Link to Mission 21 page 21
Simon R-03 Target: Airfield
11 Jun 44 La Possonniere, France
 Link to Mission 23 page 23
Heber 705 Target: Marshalling yard
12 Jun 44 Dreux, France
 Link to Mission 25 page 25
Simon R-03 Target: Airfield
14 Jun 44 Emmerich, Germany
 Link to Mission 26 page 26
Simon R-03 Target: Oil refinery
15 Jun 44 Tours, France
 Link to Mission 28 page 28
Scott 712 Target: Railroad bridge
20 Jun 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 34 page 34
Simon R-03 Target: Oil Refinery
21 Jun 44 Genshagen, Germany
 Link to Mission 36 page 36
Scott 712 Target: Aircraft industry
23 Jun 44 Juvincourt, France
 Link to Mission 39 page 39
Gaines 715 Target: Airfield
Aborted, uncredited
25 Jun 44 Roye, France
 Link to Mission 40b page 40b
Koltun R-10 Target: Peronne Airfield
4 Jul 44 Beaumont, France
 Link to Mission 44 page 44
G Haag 706 Target: Airfield
8 Jul 44 Alost, Belgium
 Link to Mission 47 page 47
Simon R-03 Target: Railroad bridge
11 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 48 page 48
Simon R-03 Target: Railroad station
12 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 49 page 49
Simon R-03 Target: Railroad station
13 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 50 page 50
Sheffield R-22 Target: Marshalling yard
Bombed w/44th BG
18 Jul 44 Troarns, France
 Link to Mission 52 page 52
Simon R-03 Target: Tactical
19 Jul 44 Koblenz, Germany
 Link to Mission 53 page 53
Perry R-21 Target: Marshalling yard
24 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 56 page 56
Simon R-03 Target: Tactical
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
Simon R-03 Target: Tactical
31 Jul 44 Ludwigshafen, Germany
 Link to Mission 59 page 59
Simon R-03 Target: Chemical plant
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Simon R-03 Target: Railroad bridge
3 Aug 44 Mery-sur-Oise, France
 Link to Mission 61 page 61
Mills R-45 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
Damaged by Luftwaffe
5 Aug 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 64 page 64
Rasmussen R-02 Aircraft manufacturing
6 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 65 page 65
Kuecker R-07 Oil Refinery
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