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B-24H Liberator   42-95005   DREAMER
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-95005
Model B-24H
Manufacturer Ford - Willow Run, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Production Block B-24H-20-FO
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft arriving late May
Obtained From 458th BG
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 14
Total WWII Missions unknown
First served with the 458th BG, 754th BS
754th Squadron Code: Z5
Tail Code: H
Obtained from the 458th BG during the J for H trade for PROJECT AZON. It flew its last 458th mission on 31 May 44 and its first 492nd mission on 6 Jun 44 so it arrived to North Pickenham during that time. We do not know which plane this one was traded for but when it came in it was used to replace 44-40154 lost on 29 May 44 with the Prewitte Crew 916.
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: G+
Lost: 7 Jul 44, w/Watson Crew R-19
8 KIA, 1 POW, MACR 7236
This aircraft was replaced with 42-50580.
More Info
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McGowan Crew R-08
Wolf Crew 911
Crew 901
Smiley Crew 910
Simon Crew R-03
Newman Crew 913
Watson Crew R-19
J for H trade
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
458th BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 859th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
6 Jun 44 Invasion coast, France
 Link to Mission 17 page 17
Earleywine 901 Target: Tactical
8 Jun 44 Angers, France
 Link to Mission 20 page 20
McGowan R-08 Target: Tactical
10 Jun 44 Bricy-Orleans, France
 Link to Mission 22 page 22
Wolf 911 Target: Airfield
14 Jun 44 Emmerich, Germany
 Link to Mission 26 page 26
McGowan R-08 Target: Oil refinery
18 Jun 44 Bremerhaven, Germany
 Link to Mission 31 page 31
Smiley 910 Target: airfield
Bombed Nordenham
19 Jun 44 Courbronne, France
 Link to Mission 33 page 33
McGowan R-08 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
20 Jun 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 34 page 34
McGowan R-08 Target: Oil refineries
21 Jun 44 Genshagen, Germany
 Link to Mission 36 page 36
Wolf 911 Target: Aircraft industry
22 Jun 44 Crepy, France
 Link to Mission 37 page 37
McGowan R-08 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
23 Jun 44 Juvincourt, France
 Link to Mission 39 page 39
Simon R-03 Target: Airfield
Lent to the 857th BS
27 Jun 44 Creil, France
 Link to Mission 41 page 41
McGowan R-08 Target: Marshalling yard
28 Jun 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 42 page 42
McGowan R-08 Target: Marshalling yard
Engaged with Luftwaffe
6 Jul 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 45 page 45
Newman 913 Target: Shipyard
7 Jul 44 Bernburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 46 page 46
Watson R-19 Target: Aircraft factory
Lent to the 856th BS
Lost: 8 KIA, 1 POW, MACR 7236
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