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B-24H Liberator   42-95160
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-95160
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 856th BS.
Flew its first mission 30 May 44.
Obtained From Replacement Depot
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 4
Total WWII Missions 4
Replaced 44-40087 SWEET CHARIOT lost 11 May 44.
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: S
To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it.
4 Jun 44, crashed after take-off w/Sachtleben Crew 607 near Graveston, UK. All 10 crewmen killed.
10 KIA, a/c salvaged on 4 Jun 44
Aircraft replaced with 44-40086 LAURA JO
More Info
(No photos yet)
Crew 607
R Harris Crew 612
Hamilton Crew 604
Seitzinger Crew 616
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
30 May 44 Rotenburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 13 page 13
Harris 612 Target: Air depot
31 May 44 Brussels, Belgium
 Link to Mission 14 page 14
Hamilton 604 Target: Marshalling yard
2 Jun 44 Burck-sur-Mer, France
 Link to Mission 15 page 15
Seitzinger 616 Target: Tactical
4 Jun 44 Avord, France
 Link to Mission 16 page 16
Sachtleben 607 Target: Airfield
Crashed after take off, 10 KIA
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