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B-24J Liberator   44-40066   S.O.L.
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40066
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Consolidated - San Diego, California
Production Block B-24J-145-CO
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Original aircraft for the 858th BS
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot Capt Charles Handwright Crew 807
Total Missions w/492nd 3
Total WWII Missions unknown
858th Squadron Code: 9A
Tail Code: L- (underlined)
Transferred to the 458th BG during the J for H trade for PROJECT AZON. Its last 492nd mission was flown on 29 May 44 and its first 458th mission was made on 6 Jun 44 so it was sent during that time. We don't know which plane this one was traded for.
753rd Squadron Code: J4
Tail Code: V later changed to Y
This plane was modified for AZON duty. For more information see the links at right.
14 Nov 44: Salvaged with the 458th BG, 753rd BS
More Info
3 pictures
Crew 807
Crew 811
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, 858th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
12 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 02 page 02
Handwright 807 Target: Oil refinery
15 May 44 Siracourt, France
 Link to Mission 04 page 04
Handwright 807 Target: crossbow (V-1 rockets)
21 May 44 Siracourt, France
 Link to Mission 06 page 06
Handwright 807 Target: crossbow (V-1 rockets)
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BS
29 May 44 Magdeburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 43 page 43
McLaughlin 811 Target: Aircraft industry
Aborted, uncredited
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