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B-24J Liberator   42-110143   LITTLE LULU
LITTLE LULU in flight during Mission 9 to Belfort, France
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-110143
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Consolidated - San Diego, California
Production Block B-24J-140-CO
Color Olive Drab aka OD
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Original aircraft for the 856th BS
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot Lt Col Eugene Snavely, Group Command Ship
Total Missions w/492nd 10
Total WWII Missions 10
Mission record may have some errors, due to another ship having a serial number with the same last three digits. The in the "Notes" column below indicates the missions confirmed thus far (see Footnotes).
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: A
LITTLE LULU was used primarily as a command ship
20 Jun 44: Lost w/Hadden Crew 608 over the Baltic Sea
10 KIA, MACR 7083
More Info
from Mission 9
Hadden Crew 608
Val Preda Crew 601
Ogden Crew 606
Munson Crew 814
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 858th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew
Notes = Mission Confirmed
11 May 44 Mulhouse, France
 Link to Mission 01 page 01
Val Preda 601 Target: Marshalling yard
Lead ship w/Snavely
12 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 02 page 02
Ogden 606 Target: Oil refinery
25 May 44 Belfort, France
 Link to Mission 09 page 09
Ogden 606 Target: Marshalling yard
Lead Ship w/Hurley
30 May 44 Rotenburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 13 page 13
Ogden 606 Target: Air depot
6 Jun 44 Normandy, France
 Link to Mission 17 page 17
Ogden 606 Target: Tactical
10 Jun 44 Boulogne, France
 Link to Mission 21 page 21
Val Preda 601 Target: Airfield
14 Jun 44 Chateaudun, France
 Link to Mission 27 page 27
Ogden 606 Target: Airfield
Lead Ship w/Losee
17 Jun 44 Melun, France
 Link to Mission 29 page 29
Munson 814 Target: Airfield
Deputy Lead
Lent to the 858th
20 Jun 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 34 page 34
Hadden 608 Target: Oil refineries
Lost before target
10 KIA, MACR 7083
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