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B-2H Liberator   42-50391   OLD 75
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-50391
Model B-24H
Manufacturer Consolidated - Fort Worth, Texas
Production Block B-24H-25-CF
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 858th BS
Flew its first mission 6 Jun 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 4
Total WWII Missions 4
Obtained from the replacement depot to replace 44-40115 MILITANT MISTRESS lost on 29 May 44.
858th Squadron Code: 9A
Tail Code: B- (underlined)
This plane is often misidentified as being 42-95391 (see Footnotes).
Transferred in Jun 44 to 448th BG, 713 BS
We're not sure when, where or why it picked up the name OLD 75 (see Footnotes).
More Info
Steneman Crew 809
Platinsky Crew 816
Goodridge Crew 812
Frantz Crew 803
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
448th BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 858th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
6 Jun 44 Invasion coast, France
 Link to Mission 17 page 17
Steneman 809 Target: Tactical
12 Jun 44 Dreux, France
 Link to Mission 25 page 25
Platinsky 816 Target: Airfield
14 Jun 44 Chateaudun, France
 Link to Mission 27 page 27
Goodridge 812 Target: Airfield
15 Jun 44 Tours, France
 Link to Mission 28 page 28
Frantz 803 Target: Railroad bridge
Bombed target in Le Mans
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