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B-24J Liberator   42-110148   LUCKY STRIKE
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-110148
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 1st Lt Roscoe Harris Crew 612
Total Missions w/492nd 16
Total WWII Missions unknown
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: B
22 Apr 44: Accident with this aircraft w/R Harris hitting parked plane, 44-40113, at North Pickenham. Perhaps this is why it wasn't flown on any missions until June.
The name LUCKY STRIKE was given by the Harris Crew 612.
Transferred to another group.
Some sources say this aircraft went to the 446th BG.
The 389th BG, 565th BS, also claims to have flown this aircraft called LUCKY STRIKE, ID code: A-6B:-V.
Salvaged: 29 May 45, as "war weary."
More Info
(No other photos)
R Harris Crew 612
Hamilton Crew 604
Crew 811
Watson Crew R-19
Crew R-14
Doyle Crew 808
Crew R-26
Young Crew R-27
Boswell Crew R-43
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
4 Jun 44 Avord, France
 Link to Mission 16 page 16
R Harris 612 Target: Airfield
27 Jun 44 Creil, France
 Link to Mission 41 page 41
Hamilton 604 Target: Marshalling yard
28 Jun 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 42 page 42
Hamilton 604 Target: Marshalling yard
29 Jun 44 Magdeburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 43 page 43
Watson R-19 Target: Aircraft industry
4 Jul 44 Beaumont,
 Link to Mission 44 page 44
Abernethy R-14 Target: Airfield
Bombed with the 392nd BG
7 Jul 44 Bernburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 46 page 46
Doyle 808 Target: Aircraft factory
11 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 48 page 48
Pitsenbarger R-26 Target: Railroad station
12 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 49 page 49
Hamilton 604 Target: Railroad station
16 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 51 page 51
McLaughlin 811 Target: Marshalling yard
Aborted, uncredited
21 Jul 44 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
 Link to Mission 55 page 55
Young R-27 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
24 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 56 page 56
McLaughlin 811 Target: Tactical
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
McLaughlin 811 Target: Tactical
29 Jul 44 Oslebshausen, Germany
 Link to Mission 58 page 58
McLaughlin 811 Target: Oil refinery
31 Jul 44 Ludwigshafen, Germany
 Link to Mission 59 page 59
Boswell R-43 Target: Chemical plant
4 Aug 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 62 page 62
McLaughlin 811 Target: Submarine base
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