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B-24J Liberator   44-40113   GAMBLING LADY
GAMBLING LADY after tranferring to the 93rd BG
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40113
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 Assigned to
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot 2nd Lt Gus Konstand Crew 711
Total Missions w/492nd 16
Total WWII Missions unknown
857th Squadron Code: 9H
Tail Code: -G (overlined)
The aircraft was named such because the crew number was 711. The nose art has dice showing the combinations of "seven" and "eleven"
Transferred to 93rd BG, 329th BS, a/c code markings: RE:K
About mid Jan 45, it was converted into a Pathfinder and transferred to the 409th BS as a lead aircraft, a/c code markings: YM:Y
Returned to USA 1945
More Info
3 pictures
Konstand Crew 711
Stanhope Crew 710
Crew R-02
Testa Crew R-13
Orthman Crew 806
Bridges Crew 702
G Miller Crew R-37
Beard Crew 603
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
93rd BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 857th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
24 May 44 Melun, France
 Link to Mission 08 page 08
Stanhope 710 Target: Airfield
27 May 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 10 page 10
Konstand 711 Target: Marshalling yard
Lead ship w/Heaton
31 May 44 Brussels, Belgium
 Link to Mission 14 page 14
Konstand 711 Target: Marshalling yard
Lead ship w/Byrne
6 Jun 44 invasion coast, France
 Link to Mission 17 page 17
Konstand 711 Target: Tactical
8 Jun 44 Angers, France
 Link to Mission 20 page 20
Konstand 711 Target: Tactical
Led B section
20 Jun 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 34 page 34
Konstand 711 Target: Oil refineries
Pilot earned DFC
29 Jun 44 Magdeburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 43 page 43
Konstand 711 Target: Aircraft industry
Lead Ship w/Heaton
7 Jul 44 Bernburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 46 page 46
Konstand 711 Target: Aircraft factory
Lead Ship w/Heaton
24 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 56 page 56
Rasmussen R-02 Target: Tactical
25 Jul 44 St Lo area, France
 Link to Mission 57 page 57
Testa R-13 Target: Tactical
Led C Section
31 Jul 44 Ludwigshafen, Germany
 Link to Mission 59 page 59
Orthman 806 Target: Chemical plant
Led B Section
1 Aug 44 Anizy, France
 Link to Mission 60 page 60
Bridges 702 Target: Railroad bridge
3 Aug 44 Mery-sur-Oise, France
 Link to Mission 61 page 61
Orthman 806 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
4 Aug 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 62 page 62
Testa R-13 Target: Submarine base
Led B Section w/Pittman
5 Aug 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 64 page 64
G Miller R-37 Target: Aircraft manufacturing
Lent to the 859th BS
6 Aug 44 Hamburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 65 page 65
Beard 603 Target: Oil refinery
Lent to the 856th BS
Led C Section
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