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B-24J Liberator   42-50614   MASSACHUSETTS GAL
Partial view of 42-50614 after being transferred to the 467th Bomb Group
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-50614
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Ford - Willow Run, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Production Block B-24J-1-FO
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 859th BS
Flew its first mission 18 Jul 44
Obtained From unknown
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 5
Total WWII Missions 31
Obtained from the replacement depot to replace 44-40110 lost 7 Jul 44.
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: L+
Transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS
Lost: 1 Jan 45, after taking a direct hit in the nose.
6 KIA, 4 POW. MACR 11587
More Info
1 picture
G Miller Crew R-37
Crew R-18
Johnson Crew 903
Paul Crew 917
Bowman Crew 914
( 467th Report )
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
467th BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 859th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
Jul Aug 44 Troarns, France
 Link to Mission 52 page 52
G Miller R-37 Target: Tactical
19 Jul 44 Koblenz, Germany
 Link to Mission 53 page 53
Roseborough R-18 Target: Marshalling yard
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Johnson 903 Target: Railroad bridge
Lead Ship w/Mahoney
Damaged by Flak
3 Aug 44 Mery-sur-Oise, France
 Link to Mission 61 page 61
Paul 917 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
Led B Section w/Green
Damaged by flak
6 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 65 page 65
Bowman 914 Target: Target: Oil Refinery
Aborted, credit undetermined
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