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B-24H Liberator   42-51198
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-51198
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 856th BS
Flew its first mission 13 Jul 44
Obtained From Replacement depot
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 8
Total WWII Missions n/a
This plane has been confused for 42-95198 CLASSY CHASSY.
Replacement for 44-40195 BOULDER BUFF lost on 6 Jul 44.
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: J
August 44: transferred to 446th BG, 785th BS
758th Squadron Code: 2U
Tail Code: X+
8 Nov 44: damaged by accidental ground fire while parked, believed to had been salvaged.
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Crew R-40
Crew 811
Beard Crew 603
Vowinkel Crew R-35
Mock Crew 804
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
see 42-51198
with the466th
8 Nov 44
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
13 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 50 page 50
McLaughlin 811 Target: Marshalling yard
16 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 51 page 51
Beard 603 Target: Marshalling yard
Aborted, uncredited
24 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 56 page 56
Thompson R-40 Target: Tactical
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
Thompson R-40 Target: Tactical
29 Jul 44 Oslebshausen, Germany
 Link to Mission 58 page 58
Thompson R-40 Target: Oil refinery
31 Jul 44 Ludwigshafen, Germany
 Link to Mission 59 page 59
Vowinkel R-35 Target: Chemical plant
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Mock 804 Target: Railroad bridge
4 Aug 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 62 page 62
Thompson R-40 Target: Submarine base
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