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B-24J Liberator   42-110163   TIME'S A WASTIN'
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-110163
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Consolidated - San Diego, California
Production Block B-24-J-140-CO
Color Olive Drab aka OD
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Original aircraft for the 856th BS
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot 2nd Lt Eugene Hadden Crew 608
Total Missions w/492nd 2
Total WWII Missions unknown
There were two planes with serial numbers ending in 163 (see Footnotes).
Currently, we are led to to believe this was the plane Hadden Crew 608 had signed out for and flew to England. Since his replacement plane was given the tail letter D, we believe this one was D too.
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: D
Transferred to the 458th BG during late May in the J for H trade for Project AZON. Replaced in the exchange with 42-95272 PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
753rd Squadron Code: J4
Tail Code: M
The plane's name was TIME'S A WASTIN' and had shark jaws painted on its nose. We believe this was done at the 458th BG.
More Info
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Hadden Crew 608
R Harris Crew 612
J for H trade
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
458th BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
12 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 02 page 02
Hadden 608 Target: Oil refinery
19 May 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 05 page 05
R Harris 612 Target: Marshalling yard
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