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B-24J Liberator   42-51291   OUR JOY
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-51291
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 3 Aug 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot Zinc
Total Missions w/492nd 4
Total WWII Missions unknown
Replaced 44-40086 LAURA JO lost 7 Jul 44
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: S
Transferred to the 448th BG in August
Salvaged 26 Aug 44
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Mock Crew 804
Doyle Crew 808
Sims Crew 906
Crew R-40
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
448th BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
3 Aug 44 Mery-sur-Oise, France
 Link to Mission 61 page 61
Mock 804 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
4 Aug 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 62 page 62
Doyle 808 Target: Submarine base
5 Aug 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 64 page 64
Sims 906 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
Lent to the 859th BS
6 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 65 page 65
Thompson R-40 Target: Oil refinery
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