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B-24J Liberator   44-40112   FLAK-HAPPY
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40112
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 Capt Henry Gendreizig Crew 613
Total Missions w/492nd 5
Total WWII Missions 5
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: G
20 Jun 44: Lost w/Kehoe Crew 613
Badly crippled, the whole crew bailed out except for Kehoe. He managed to get the aircraft under control as well as to put out the fire on board. When he reached Sweden, he bailed out.
8 KIA, 2 POW, 1 Interned, MACR 7074
Aircraft was replaced with 42-95230 9A:R- from the 858th.
More Info
plus nose art
Crew 613
Kehoe Crew 613
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
12 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 02 page 02
Kehoe 613 Target: Oil refinery
6 Jun 44 invasion coast, France
 Link to Mission 17 page 17
Kehoe 613 Target: Tactical
11 Jun 44 La Possonniere, France
 Link to Mission 23 page 23
Kehoe 613 Target: Marshalling yard
Led B section
20 Jun 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 34 page 34
Kehoe 613 Target: Oil refineries
Lost after target: 8 KIA, 2 POW, 1 interned in Sweden
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