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B-24J Liberator   42-51234
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-51234
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Douglas - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Production Block B-24J-1-DT
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 856th
Flew its first mission 13 Jul 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 14
Total WWII Missions 14
Replaced 44-40064 lost 6 Jul 44.
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: K
To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it.
Transferred to the 44th BG in August
Mission record may have some errors. The in the "Notes" column below indicates the missions confirmed thus far (see Footnotes).
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Mock Crew 804
Beard Crew 603
Shannon Crew R-32
Hamilton Crew 604
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
44th BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew
Notes = Mission Confirmed
13 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 50 page 50
Mock 804 Target: Marshalling yard
18 Jul 44 Troarns, France
 Link to Mission 52 page 52
Mock 804 Target: Tactical
Lead Ship w/Byrne
19 Jul 44 Koblenz, Germany
 Link to Mission 53 page 53
Mock 804 Target: Marshalling yard
Lead Ship w/Byrne
21 Jul 44 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
 Link to Mission 55 page 55
Mock 804 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
24 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 56 page 56
Mock 804 Target: Tactical
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
Mock 804 Target: Tactical
Led B Section w/Graham
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Beard 603 Target: Railroad bridge
Lead B Section over target
4 Aug 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 62 page 62
Beard 603 Target: Submarine base
6 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 65 page 65
Shannon R-32 Target: Oil refinery
7 Aug 44 Ostend, Belgium
 Link to Mission 66 page 66
Hamilton 604 Target: Oil dump
Hamilton Crew's 30th mission
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