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B-24J Liberator   42-50737
42-50737 dropping its bombs on a mission with the 467th BG, 21 Mar 45
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-50737
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 24 Jul 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 7
Total WWII Missions 73
Obtained from the replacement depot to replace 44-10496 PURITANICAL BITCH lost on 21 Jul 44. To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it.
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: Q+
Transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS
Reassigned to 467th BG, 790th BS
Returned to the USA, 6 Jun 45
More Info
2 pictures
Schulze Crew R-39
Prewitte Crew 916
Bowman Crew 914
Wolf Crew 911
Boswell Crew R-43
Sims Crew 906
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
24 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 56 page 56
Prewitte 916 Target: Tactical
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
Bowman 914 Target: Tactical
29 Jul 44 Oslebshausen, Germany
 Link to Mission 58 page 58
Schulze R-39 Target: Oil refinery
31 Jul 44 Ludwigshafen, Germany
 Link to Mission 59 page 59
Schulze R-39 Target: Chemical plant
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Wolf 911 Target: Railroad bridge
Damaged by Flak
6 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 65 page 65
Boswell R-43 Target: Oil Refinery
Aborted, uncredited
7 Aug 44 Ostend, Belgium
 Link to Mission 66 page 66
Sims 906 Target: Oil dump
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