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B-24H Liberator   42-95011
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-95011
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 for the 856th BS
Flew its first mission 27 May 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 3
Total WWII Missions 3
Replaced 44-40134 during the J for H trade with the 458th BG for Project AZON.
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: J
To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it.
29 May 44, Lost: w/Gaulke Crew 602
10 interned in Sweden, MACR 5220
We believe this aircraft was replaced with 44-40195 BOULDER BUFF, formerly 9A:J- at the 858th.
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Gaulke Crew 602
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
27 May 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 10 page 10
Gaulke 602 Target: Marshalling yard
28 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 11 page 11
Gaulke 602 Target: Oil refinery
Credit unconfirmed
29 May 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 12 page 12
Gaulke 602 Target: Oil refinery
Lost: 10 interned in Sweden, MACR 5220
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