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B-24H Liberator   42-50279   ENVY OF 'EM ALL
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-50279
Model B-24H
Manufacturer Consolidated - Fort Worth, Texas
Production Block B-24H-20-CF
Color Olive Drab aka OD
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft arriving late May
Obtained From 458th BG
Flyover Pilot 1st Lt Donald Kilpatrick Crew R-06
Total Missions w/492nd 27
Total WWII Missions 61
Ironically, this plane was flown to Europe by the Kilpatrick Crew R-06. At Nutts Corner, Ireland, they were seperated from their plane. The Crew went to the 492nd while the plane ended up at the 458th. After a couple of missions at the 458th, this plane was traded to the 492nd in exchange for a J model for PROJECT AZON. In the end, Kilpatrick and this plane were rejoined as both were assigned to the 858th.
Served first with the 458th BG, 754th BS
754th Squadron Code: Z5
Tail Code: T
Flew its last 458th mission on 31 May 44 and its first 492nd mission on 4 Jun 44 so it came into the Group during that time. We do not know which plane it was traded for.
858th Squadron Code: 9A
Tail Code: Q- (underlined)
Flew 9 missions with the 858th BS
Reassigned to the 859th BS when the 858th BS was cut from the Group and used to replace 44-40053 SWEAT'ER GAL lost on 18 Jun 44.
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: A+
Flew 18 missions with the 859th BS
Transferred to the 392nd BG, 579 BS
579th Squadron Code: GC
Tail Code: -J
13 Sep 44, w/Joynt was shot down by flak near Bingen, Germany
6 KIA, 4 POW, MACR 8848
More Info
Crew R-06
Hudson Crew R-25
Brothers Crew R-23
Leister Crew R-36
D Miller Crew 810
Goodridge Crew 812
Monroe Crew R-01
Wolf Crew 911
Crew R-18
Beatty Crew R-42
Menweg Crew 908
J for H trade
Joynt Crew's
"Final Flight" Story
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
458th BG site
392nd BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 858th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
4 Jun 44 Avord, France
 Link to Mission 16 page 16
Kilpatrick R-06 Target: Airfield
6 Jun 44 Invasion coast, France
 Link to Mission 18 page 18
D Miller 810 Target: Tactical
8 Jun 44 Angers, France
 Link to Mission 20 page 20
Kilpatrick R-06 Target: Tactical
10 Jun 44 Boulogne, France
 Link to Mission 21 page 21
Goodridge 812 Target: Airfield
11 Jun 44 La Possonniere, France
 Link to Mission 23 page 23
Kilpatrick R-06 Target: Marshalling yard
12 Jun 44 Dreux, France
 Link to Mission 25 page 25
Monroe R-01 Target: Airfield
14 Jun 44 Chateaudun, France
 Link to Mission 27 page 27
Kilpatrick R-06 Target: Airfield
15 Jun 44 Tours, France
 Link to Mission 28 page 28
Kilpatrick R-06 Target: Railroad bridge
Bombed target in Le Mans
17 Jun 44 Tours, France
 Link to Mission 30 page 30
Kilpatrick R-06 Target: Airfield
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 859th BS
25 Jun 44 La Vaupeliere, France
 Link to Mission 40a page 40a
Kilpatrick R-06 Target: Tactical
27 Jun 44 Creil, France
 Link to Mission 41 page 41
Kilpatrick R-06 Target: Marshalling yard
28 Jun 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 42 page 42
Kilpatrick R-06 Target: Marshalling yard
Damaged by flak
8 Jul 44 Alost, Belgium
 Link to Mission 47 page 47
Wolf 911 Target: Railroad bridge
12 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 49 page 49
Roseborough R-18 Target: Railroad station
13 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 50 page 50
Brothers R-23 Target: Marshalling yard
Bombed w/458th BG
18 Jul 44 Troarns, France
 Link to Mission 52 page 52
Hudson R-25 Target: Tactical
19 Jul 44 Koblenz, Germany
 Link to Mission 53 page 53
Hudson R-25 Target: Marshalling yard
20 Jul 44 Erfurt, Germany
 Link to Mission 54 page 54
Leister R-36 Target: Airfield
21 Jul 44 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
 Link to Mission 55 page 55
Leister R-36 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
24 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 56 page 56
Hudson R-25 Target: Tactical
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
Hudson R-25 Target: Tactical
29 Jul 44 Oslebshausen, Germany
 Link to Mission 58 page 58
Hudson R-25 Target: Oil refinery
Aborted, uncredited
31 Jul 44 Ludwigshafen, Germany
 Link to Mission 59 page 59
Hudson R-25 Target: Chemical plant
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Hudson R-25 Target: Railroad bridge
Damaged by Flak
3 Aug 44 Mery-sur-Oise, France
 Link to Mission 61 page 61
Beatty R-42 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
5 Aug 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 64 page 64
Menweg 908 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
Menweg Crew's 30th mission
6 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 65 page 65
Brothers R-23 Target: Oil Refinery
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