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B-24J Liberator   42-110151   ALVIN
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-110151
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Consolidated - San Diego, California
Production Block 42-110151
Color Olive Drab aka OD
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Original aircraft for the 857th BS
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot 2nd Lt Alvin Murray Crew 709
Total Missions w/492nd 2
Total WWII Missions 2
There were 2 aircraft with serial numbers ending with 151 (see Footnotes).
857th Squadron Code: 9H
Tail Code: unknown
19 May 44: Lost w/Murray Crew 709
This aircraft was shot up over Germany by GAF. Immediately 2 gunners were KIA and another WIA. The crew helped the wounded man bail out. As the fire aboard spread out of control, the order to abandon ship was given. Only 3 more made it out before the aircraft exploded into a fireball.
5 KIA, 4 POW, MACR 5241
At this time we do not know what plane replaced this one.
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Murray Crew 709
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd, 857th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
12 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 02 page 02
Murray 709 Target: Oil refinery
19 May 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 05 page 05
Murray 709 Target: Marshalling yard.
Lost: 5 KIA, 4 POW, MACR 5241
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