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B-24J Liberator   44-40069   LITTLE RED
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40069
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 859th BS
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot Capt Wilbur Uebelhoer Crew 904
Total Missions w/492nd 1
Total WWII Missions 1
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: F+
The nickname LITTLE RED is very questionable (see Footnotes).
11 May 44: Lost w/Uebelhoer Crew 904
Ran out of fuel on return from a mission, crashlanded in the UK.
Salvaged, 11 May 44
This plane never had a tail letter assigned to it. But it was replaced with 44-40290 obtained from the replacement depot. That plane was assigned the letter F+ therefore we conclude that this plane would have had that letter had it survived.
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Uebelhoer Crew 904
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
11 May 44 Mulhouse, France
 Link to Mission 01 page 01
Uebelhoer 904 Target: Marshalling yard.
Lost: crashlanding in UK, 10 RTD
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