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B-24H Liberator   42-95177   BO II
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 42-95177
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 arriving late May
Obtained From 458th BG
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 10
Total WWII Missions unknown
First served with the 458th BG, 752nd BS
752nd Squadron Code: 7V
Tail Code: S
Obtained from the 458th BG in the J for H trade for PROJECT AZON. Its last mission with the 458th was on 21 May 44 and its first one at the 492nd was on 29 May 44 so it came during that time. At present, we do not know which plane it was traded for.
857th Squadron Code: 9H
Tail Code: -Q (overlined)
On 20 Jun 44 the 857th borrowed 44-40103 SAY WHEN from the 859th and it was lost. On paper, they owed the 859th a replacement plane so they gave them this one.
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: M+
7 Jul 44: Lost, w/Newman Crew 913
6 KIA, 4 POW, MACR 7237
This aircraft was replaced by 42-51171 ELI SWOF, JR.
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Nelson Crew 714
Davis Crew 704
Crew R-02
O'Sullivan Crew 713
Koltun Crew R-10
Scott Crew 712
Taylor Crew R-04
Crew R-18
Newman Crew 913
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, 857th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
29 May 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 12 page 12
Nelson 714 Target: Oil refinery
4 Jun 44 Avord, France
 Link to Mission 16 page 16
Davis 704 Target: Airfield
6 Jun 44 Invasion coast, France
 Link to Mission 18 page 18
Rasmussen R-02 Target: Tactical
8 Jun 44 Angers, France
 Link to Mission 20 page 20
O'Sullivan 713 Target: Tactical
14 Jun 44 Emmerich, Germany
 Link to Mission 26 page 26
Rasmussen R-02 Target: Oil refinery
17 Jun 44 Melun, France
 Link to Mission 29 page 29
Koltun R-10 Target: Airfield
18 Jun 44 Bremerhaven, Germany
 Link to Mission 31 page 31
Scott 712 Target: Airfield
Bombed target of opportunity
25 Jun 44 Roye, France
 Link to Mission 40b page 40b
Taylor R-04 Target: Peronne Airfield
27 Jun 44 Creil, France
 Link to Mission 41 page 41
Rasmussen R-02 Target: Marshalling yard
Bombed w/44th BG
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 859th BS
6 Jul 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 45 page 45
Roseborough R-18 Target: Shipyard
7 Jul 44 Bernburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 46 page 46
Newman 913 Target: Aircraft factory
Lost: 6 KIA, 4 POW, MACR 7237
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