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B-24J Liberator   44-40071   SWEAT BOX
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40071
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 857th BS
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot 2nd Lt Malcom Heber Crew 705
Total Missions w/492nd 18
Total WWII Missions unknown
857th Squadron Code: 9H
Tail Code: -B (overlined)
Transferred to 44th BG, 66th BS
Tail code: D+
6 Nov 44: Accident w/Vaughan, 44th BG, 66th BS
This aircraft is also listed with the 93rd BG. See Footnotes.
More Info
plus some others
Heber Crew 705
Konstand Crew 711
Davis Crew 704
O'Sullivan Crew 713
G Haag Crew 706
Foster Crew R-20
Hudson Crew R-25
Flanagan Crew 705
Crew R-02
Nelson Crew 714
Gossett Crew 708
Rusden Crew R-29
Sheffield Crew R-22
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
44th BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 857th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
11 May 44 Mulhouse, France
 Link to Mission 01 page 01
Konstand 711 Target: Marshalling yard
12 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 02 page 02
Heber 705 Target: Oil refinery
15 May 44 Siracourt, France
 Link to Mission 04 page 04
Heber 705 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
24 May 44 Melun, France
 Link to Mission 08 page 08
Davis 704 Target: Airfield
25 May 44 Belfort, France
 Link to Mission 09 page 09
O'Sullivan 713 Target: Marshalling yard
29 May 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 12 page 12
Davis 704 Target: Oil refinery
Led B Section w/Byrne
Landed at Oulton
23 Jun 44 Juvincourt, France
 Link to Mission 39 page 39
G Haag 706 Target: Airfield
Aborted, uncredited
6 Jul 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 45 page 45
Foster R-20 Target: Shipyard
12 Jul 44 Munich, Germany
 Link to Mission 49 page 49
Hudson R-25 Target: Railroad station
Lent to the 859th BS
13 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 50 page 50
Flanagan 705 Target: Marshalling yard
Bombed w/44th BG
16 Jul 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 51 page 51
O'Sullivan 713 Target: Marshalling yard
18 Jul 44 Troarns, France
 Link to Mission 52 page 52
Rasmussen R-02 Target: Tactical
19 Jul 44 Koblenz, Germany
 Link to Mission 53 page 53
Nelson 714 Target: Marshalling yard
21 Jul 44 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
 Link to Mission 55 page 55
Rasmussen R-02 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
24 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 56 page 56
Gossett 708 Target: Tactical
Led B Section
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
Rasmussen R-02 Target: Tactical
31 Jul 44 Ludwigshafen, Germany
 Link to Mission 59 page 59
Rusden R-29 Target: Chemical plant
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Sheffield R-22 Target: Railroad bridge
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