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B-24H Liberator   42-51115
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-51115
Model B-24H
Manufacturer Douglas - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Production Block B-24H-25-DT
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 857th
Flew its first mission 6 Jun 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot Stratton Crew w/446th BG
Total Missions w/492nd 16
Total WWII Missions unknown
This aircraft is often confused with 42-95115, which never flew with the 492nd. Research has proven that this number, 42-51115, was the one that did (see Footnotes).
This plane was brought into the 492nd from the replacement depot as part of the J for H trade with the 458th BG for PROJECT AZON. We do not know which plane it replaced but it was assigned to the 857th.
857th Squadron Code: 9H
Tail Code: -U (overlined)
To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it.
Transferred to 446th BG, 706 BS
On 30 Nov 44 it was hit by falling debris from another ship near Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany. It limped to Chicourt, Lorraine, France, before going down.
2 KIA, 8 RTD, MACR 11347
More Info
(No photos yet)
Sheffield Crew R-22
Simon Crew R-03
Haar Crew 912
Kuecker Crew R-07
Crew R-18
Koltun Crew R-10
Perry Crew R-21
Scott Crew 712
with the 446th BG
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
446th BG site
467th BG site
392nd BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 857th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
2 Jun 44 Burck-sur-Mer, France
 Link to Mission 15 page 15
Simon R-03 Target: Tactical
6 Jun 44 invasion coast, France
 Link to Mission 18 page 18
Haar 912 Target: Tactical
Lent to the 859th BS
8 Jun 44 Angers, France
 Link to Mission 20 page 20
Kuecker R-07 Target: Tactical
6 Jul 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 45 page 45
Sheffield R-22 Target: Shipyard
Aborted, uncredited
8 Jul 44 Alost, Belgium
 Link to Mission 47 page 47
Roseborough R-18 Target: Railroad bridge
Lent to the 859th BS
11 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 48 page 48
Sheffield R-22 Target: Railroad station
12 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 49 page 49
Sheffield R-22 Target: Railroad station
Aborted, uncredited
16 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 51 page 51
Sheffield R-22 Target: Marshalling yard
18 Jul 44 Troarns, France
 Link to Mission 52 page 52
Sheffield R-22 Target: Tactical
19 Jul 44 Koblenz, Germany
 Link to Mission 53 page 53
Sheffield R-22 Target: Marshalling yard
20 Jul 44 Erfurt, Germany
 Link to Mission 54 page 54
Sheffield R-22 Target: Airfield
21 Jul 44 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
 Link to Mission 55 page 55
Koltun R-10 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
29 Jul 44 Oslebshausen, Germany
 Link to Mission 58 page 58
Perry R-21 Target: Oil refinery
3 Aug 44 Mery-sur-Oise, France
 Link to Mission 61 page 61
Sheffield R-22 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
4 Aug 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 62 page 62
Scott 712 Target: Submarine base
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