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B-24J Liberator   44-10496   PURITANICAL BITCH
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-10496
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Consolidated - Fort Worth, Texas
Production Block B-24J-55-CF
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 859th BS
Flew its first mission on 18 Jul 44
Obtained From unknown
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 2
Total WWII Missions unknown
Obtained from the replacement depot to replace 44-40130 lost 12 Jul 44.
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: Q+
21 Jul 44: Lost, w/Wesson Crew R-33
Landed damaged at Dübendorf, Switzerland
9 interned in Switzerland, MACR 7844
Aircraft returned to USA, 19 Sep 45
Aircraft was replaced with 42-50737 obtained from the replacement depot.
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Crew R-18
Wesson Crew R-33
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 859th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
18 Jul 44 Troarns, France
 Link to Mission 52 page 52
Roseborough R-18 Target: Tactical
21 Jul 44 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
 Link to Mission 55 page 55
Wesson R-33 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
Lost: 9 interned in Switzerland,
MACR 7844
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