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B-24J Liberator   44-40102   HEAVEN CAN WAIT
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40102
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 856th BS
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot 1st Lt Robert Daly Crew 605
Total Missions w/492nd 6
Total WWII Missions 6
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: F
27 May 44: Lost w/Daly Crew 605
With a damaged engine and running short on fuel, the crew went to Switzerland
Daly escaped internment and returned to England in mid-August
10 interned in Switzerland, MACR 5209
Aircraft returned to USA on 1 Oct 45
Aircraft was replaced at the 492nd with 42-50555 BABY SHOES.
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Daly Crew 605
R Harris Crew 612
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BG
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
11 May 44 Mulhouse, France
 Link to Mission 01 page 01
Daly 605 Target: Marshalling yard
12 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 02 page 02
R Harris 612 Target: Oil refinery
19 May 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 05 page 05
Daly 605 Target: Marshalling yard
25 May 44 Belfort, France
 Link to Mission 09 page 09
Daly 605 Target: Marshalling yard
27 May 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 10 page 10
Daly 605 Target: Marshalling yard
Lost: 10 interned in Switzerland
MACR 5209
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