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B-24H Liberator   42-50432
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-50432
Model B-24H
Manufacturer Consolidated - Fort Worth, Texas
Production Block B-24H-30-CF
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 859th
Flew its first mission 12 Jul 44
Obtained From unknown
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 10
Total WWII Missions 22
Obtained from the replacement depot to replace 44-40132 I'LL BE AROUND lost on 7 Jul 44.
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: J+
To our knowledge, this plane was never nicknamed or had any nose art.
Transferred to the 392nd BG, 576th BS
Crippled by flak, Lt Jones had to crashland in Brussels, Belgium, on 14 Oct 44.
The aircraft was returned to military control and salvaged on 28 Nov 44.
More Info
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Menweg Crew 908
Pease Crew R-38
McGowan Crew R-08
Wolf Crew 911
Crew R-18
Leister Crew R-36
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
392nd BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 859th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
12 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 49 page 49
McGowan R-08 Target: Railroad station
13 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 50 page 50
Wolf 911 Target: Marshalling yard
16 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 51 page 51
Roseborough R-18 Target: Marshalling yard
18 Jul 44 Troarns, France
 Link to Mission 52 page 52
Menweg 908 Target: Tactical
19 Jul 44 Koblenz, Germany
 Link to Mission 53 page 53
Menweg 908 Target: Marshalling yard
20 Jul 44 Erfurt, Germany
 Link to Mission 54 page 54
Pease R-38 Target: Airfield
24 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 56 page 56
Menweg 908 Target: Tactical
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
Menweg 908 Target: Tactical
6 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 65 page 65
Leister R-36 Target: Oil refinery
7 Aug 44 Ostend, Belgium
 Link to Mission 66 page 66
Pease R-38 Target: Oil dump
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