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B-24J Liberator   42-50770
42-50770 after being interned in Sweden on 4 Aug 44
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-50770
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Ford - Willow Run, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Production Block B-24J-5-FO
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 856th BS
Flew its first mission 18 Jul 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 11
Total WWII Missions 11
Replaced 42-95215 MOONSHINE EXPRESS
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: I
To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it.
4 Aug 44: w/Ives R-48, crippled by flak, they went to Sweden.
10 interned, MACR 7715
Due to the fact the 492nd was only a few days away from being disbanded, this aircraft was not replaced.
More Info
plus 2 other photos
Taylor Crew R-04
McLaughlin Crew 811
Vowinkel Crew R-35
Ives Crew R-48
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 858th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
18 Jul 44 Troarns, France
 Link to Mission 52 page 52
McLaughlin 811 Target: Tactical
19 Jul 44 Koblenz, Germany
 Link to Mission 53 page 53
McLaughlin 811 Target: Marshalling yard
20 Jul 44 Erfurt, Germany
 Link to Mission 54 page 54
Taylor R-04 Target: Airfield
21 Jul 44 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
 Link to Mission 55 page 55
Taylor R-04 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
24 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 56 page 56
Taylor R-04 Target: Tactical
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
Vowinkel R-35 Target: Tactical
29 Jul 44 Oslebshausen, Germany
 Link to Mission 58 page 58
Taylor R-04 Target: Oil refinery
31 Jul 44 Ludwigshafen, Germany
 Link to Mission 59 page 59
Taylor R-04 Target: Chemical plant
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Taylor R-04 Target: Railroad bridge
3 Aug 44 Mery-sur-Oise, France
 Link to Mission 61 page 61
Taylor R-04 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
Damaged by flak
4 Aug 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 62 page 62
Ives R-48 Target: Submarine base
Lost to flak: 10 interned in Sweden, MACR 7715
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