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B-24J Liberator   44-10518   QUEENIE
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-10518
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Consolidated - San Diego, California
Production Block B-24J-60-CF
Color unknown
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Replacement aircraft for the 856th
Flew its first mission 29 Jul 44
Obtained From unknown
Flyover Pilot unknown
Total Missions w/492nd 6
Total WWII Missions unknown
This aircraft was confused as being 42-50518 and appears in many records as such. But hard evidence has proven this number 44-10518 is correct.
This replacement aircraft arrived during July and was assigned to the 856th BS.
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: unknown
To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it while at the 492nd.
Transferred to 458th BG, 785th BS in August
785th Squadron Code: 2U
Tail Code: Q+
Given name QUEENIE
Returned to USA in 1945
More Info
(No photos yet)
Vowinkel Crew R-35
Ives Crew R-48
Boswell Crew R-43
Crew R-26
Leahy Crew R-17
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
29 Jul 44 Oslebshausen, Germany
 Link to Mission 58 page 58
Vowinkel R-35 Target: Oil refinery
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Vowinkel R-35 Target: Railroad bridge
3 Aug 44 Mery-sur-Oise, France
 Link to Mission 61 page 61
Ives R-48 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
Damaged by flak
4 Aug 44 Villers I'Hopital, France
 Link to Mission 63 page 63
Boswell R-43 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
5 Aug 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 64 page 64
Pitsenbarger R-26 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
6 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 65 page 65
Leahy R-17 Target: Oil refinery
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