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B-24J Liberator   42-50481
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-50481
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Consolidated - Fort Worth, Texas
Assembled from Ford-built B-24H knockdown kits.
Production Block B-24J-401-CF
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 859th BS
Flew its first mission 11 Jul 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 4
Total WWII Missions 5
Obtained from the replacement depot to replace 44-40153 lost 7 Jul 44.
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: N+
Transferred to the 467th BG, 788th BS
On 16 Aug 44 while over target, a direct hit by flak caused this ship to break in two at the waist windows. See Stories.
10 KIA. MACR 8423
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Prytulak Crew 907
G Miller Crew R-37
Leister Crew R-36
G Miller Crew
& 42-50481
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
467th BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd, 859th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
11 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 48 page 48
Prytulak 907 Target: Railroad station
21 Jul 44 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
 Link to Mission 55 page 55
G Miller R-37 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
31 Jul 44 Ludwigshafen, Germany
 Link to Mission 59 page 59
Leister R-36 Target: Chemical plant
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Leister R-36 Target: Railroad bridge
Damaged by Flak
Documented Missions with the 467th, 788th BS
16 Aug 44 Magdeburg, Germany 101 G Miller 13 Target: Junkers Flugzug & Motorenwerke
Lost: 10 KIA, MACR 8423
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