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B-24H Liberator   42-50370   OONIE DOONIE
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-50370
Model B-24H
Manufacturer Consolidated - Fort Worth, Texas
Production Block B-24H-25-CF
Color Olive Drab aka OD
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 859th BS
Flew its first mission 29 May 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 21
Total WWII Missions 21
Obtained from the replacement depot. Due to the time frame, our theory is this plane was brought in as a replacement for 44-40065 SILVER LADY lost on 19 May 44.
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: O+
Used mostly by the Prytulak Crew 907 who had given up their original plane 42-110141 BREEZY LADY to the 458th for PROJECT AZON.
The name OONIE DOONIE is unconfirmed. A photo of the Prytulak Crew's door plaque, which tallies their mission record, says OONIE DOONIE. The link to it can be found on the Prytulak Crew 907 page.
Although this plane was lent out a few times to other squadrons, it was always an 859th BS aircraft.
Lost: 7 Jul 44, w/Bocksberger Crew R-15, 2 KIA, 8 POW, MACR 7235.
Aircraft was replaced with 42-50719 SANS SOUCI obtained from the replacement depot.
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Prytulak Crew 907
Keeler Crew 918
Kaufman Crew R-05
Bowland Crew R-11
Jacks Crew 918
Gossett Crew 708
Frantz Crew 803
Paul Crew 917
Crew R-18
Crew R-15
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 859th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
29 May 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 12 page 12
Prytulak 907 Target: Oil refinery
Landed at Oulton
4 Jun 44 Avord, France
 Link to Mission 16 page 16
Keeler 918 Target: airfield
6 Jun 44 Invasion coast, France
 Link to Mission 17 page 17
Prytulak 907 Target: Tactical
6 Jun 44 Vire, France
 Link to Mission 19 page 19
Prytulak 907 Target: Tactical
8 Jun 44 Angers, France
 Link to Mission 20 page 20
Prytulak 907 Target: Tactical
11 Jun 44 La Possonniere, France
 Link to Mission 23 page 23
Prytulak 907 Target: Marshalling yard
12 Jun 44 Dreux, France
 Link to Mission 25 page 25
Kaufman R-05 Target: Airfield
Lent to the 856th BS
14 Jun 44 Emmerich, Germany
 Link to Mission 26 page 26
Prytulak 907 Target: Oil refinery
15 Jun 44 Tours, France
 Link to Mission 28 page 28
Prytulak 907 Target: Railroad bridge
Bombed target in Le Mans
17 Jun 44 Tours, France
 Link to Mission 30 page 30
Bowland R-11 Target: airfield
Lent to the 856th BS
18 Jun 44 Bremerhaven, Germany
 Link to Mission 31 page 31
Jacks 918 Target: airfield
Bombed Nordenham
19 Jun 44 Courbronne, France
 Link to Mission 33 page 33
Jacks 918 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
20 Jun 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 34 page 34
Prytulak 907 Target: Oil Refineries
21 Jun 44 Genshagen, Germany
 Link to Mission 36 page 36
Prytulak 907 Target: Aircraft industry
22 Jun 44 Crepy, France
 Link to Mission 37 page 37
Gossett 708 Target: Crossbow
Lent to the 857th BS
23 Jun 44 Juvincourt, France
 Link to Mission 39 page 39
Frantz 803 Target: Airfield
Lent to the 857th BS
27 Jun 44 Creil, France
 Link to Mission 41 page 41
Prytulak 907 Target: Marshalling yard
29 Jun 44 Magdeburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 43 page 43
Paul 917 Target: Aircraft industry
4 Jul 44 Beaumont, France
 Link to Mission 44 page 44
Roseborough R-18 Target: Airfield
6 Jul 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 45 page 45
Bocksberger R-15 Target: Shipyard
Aborted, uncredited
7 Jul 44 Bernburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 46 page 46
Bocksberger R-15 Target: Aircraft factory
Lost: 2 KIA, 8 POW, MACR 7235
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