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B-24H Liberator   42-95132   MOJALAJAB
The wreckage of "MoJaLaJab" on 15 Jun 44
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-95132
Model B-24H
Manufacturer Ford - Willow Run, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Production Block B-24H-25-FO
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 858th BS
Flew its first misson 31 May 44
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot Morris Crew w/446th BG
Total Missions w/492nd 11
Total WWII Missions 11
There were two planes with serial numbers with the last three digits of 132, so this mission record may have some errors. The histories of these two planes have often been melded together. We believe we have confirmed the missions listed below as accurate, but cannot be 100% certain.
The in the "Notes" column below indicates the missions confirmed thus far (see Footnotes).
This plane was ferried over by the Morris Crew w/446th BG. They named (and painted) it MOJALAJAB by combining letters from the names of the four officers of the crew. The 492nd did not change it.
MoJaLaJab = Morris, Jackson, Lauten, Jaborski
This plane was obtained from the replacement depot to replace one of the earlier losses. At this time we do not know which one it replaced.
858th Squadron Code: 9A
Tail Code: G- (underlined)
15 Jun 44: Lost w/McMurray Crew 801. Shot up by GAF, they limped to the Allied beachhead and bailed out, landing on both sides of the front. All escaped capture and were returned to duty.
1 WIA, 9 RTD
Note: The downing of this ship became the infamous Luftwaffe Ace Col Josef "Pips" Priller's 100th Victory.
Since the 858th was going to be cut from the Group four days later, this plane was not replaced at the 858th. If a replacement did come in then it went to another squadron.
More Info
Monroe Crew R-01
Platinsky Crew 816
Goodridge Crew 812
Doyle Crew 808
Frantz Crew 803
McMurray Crew 801
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 858th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew
Notes = Mission Confirmed
29 May 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 12 page 12
Platinsky 816 Target: Oil refinery
30 May 44 Rotenburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 13 page 13
Goodridge 812 Target: Air depot
31 May 44 Brussels, Belgium
 Link to Mission 14 page 14
Doyle 808 Target: Marshalling yard
2 Jun 44 Burck-sur-Mer, France
 Link to Mission 15 page 15
Monroe R-01 Target: Tactical
4 Jun 44 Avord, France
 Link to Mission 16 page 16
Monroe R-01 Target: Airfield
6 Jun 44 Invasion coast, France
 Link to Mission 17 page 17
Monroe R-01 Target: Tactical
Bombed with another group
8 Jun 44 Angers, France
 Link to Mission 20 page 20
Monroe R-01 Target: Tactical
10 Jun 44 Boulogne, France
 Link to Mission 21 page 21
Frantz 803 Target: Airfield
11 Jun 44 La Possonniere, France
 Link to Mission 23 page 23
Monroe R-01 Target: Marshalling yard
14 Jun 44 Chateaudun, France
 Link to Mission 27 page 27
Monroe R-01 Target: Airfield
15 Jun 44 Tours, France
 Link to Mission 28 page 28
McMurray 801 Target: Railroad bridge
Lost: 1 WIA, 9 RTD
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