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B-24H Liberator   42-94986   PREGNANT ANGEL
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-94986
Model B-24H
Manufacturer Ford - Willow Run, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Production Block B-24H-20-FO
Color Olive Drab aka OD
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Repalcement aircraft for the 857th
Flew its first mission 28 May 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 16
Total WWII Missions unknown
This aircraft was brought in from the replacement depot as part of the J for H trade with the 458th for PROJECT AZON. We don't know which plane this one was used to replace.
857th Squadron Code: 9H
Tail Code: -E (overlined)
Transferred to 467th BG, 789th BS and later to the 788th BS
While with the 467th BG, it was renamed THREE STAR SPECIAL
The nose art displayed "III ★ Special"
Returned to the USA, 11 Jun 45
More Info
and nose art close-up
Foster Crew R-20
Sheffield Crew R-22
Scott Crew 712
Gaines Crew 715
Kuecker Crew R-07
Crew R-02
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
467th BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 857th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
28 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 11 page 11
Scott 712 Target: oil refinery
29 May 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 12 page 12
Gaines 715 Target: Oil refinery
19 Jun 44 Courbronne, France
 Link to Mission 32 page 32
Kuecker R-07 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
20 Jun 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 34 page 34
Rasmussen R-02 Target: Oil refineries
11 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 48 page 48
Foster R-20 Target: Railroad station
12 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 49 page 49
Foster R-20 Target: Railroad station
18 Jul 44 Troarns, France
 Link to Mission 52 page 52
Foster R-20 Target: Tactical
19 Jul 44 Koblenz, Germany
 Link to Mission 53 page 53
Foster R-20 Target: Marshalling yard
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
Sheffield R-22 Target: Tactical
29 Jul 44 Oslebshausen, Germany
 Link to Mission 58 page 58
Foster R-20 Target: Oil refinery
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Foster R-20 Target: Railroad bridge
3 Aug 44 Mery-sur-Oise, France
 Link to Mission 61 page 61
Foster R-20 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
Damaged by flak
4 Aug 44 Villers I'Hopital, France
 Link to Mission 63 page 63
Sheffield R-22 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
5 Aug 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 64 page 64
Foster R-20 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
6 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 65 page 65
Sheffield R-22 Target: Oil refinery
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