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B-24J Liberator   44-40134
44-40134 after being transferred to the 458th Bomb Group
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40134
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 2nd Lt Frederick Gaulke Crew 602
Total Missions w/492nd 2
Total WWII Missions 2
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: J
To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it.
Transferred to the 458th BG during late May in the J for H trade for Project AZON. In the exchange process, this plane was replaced by one from the Replacement Depot.
This airplane was replaced with 42-95011
458th BG, 753rd Squadron Code: J4
Tail Code: R
More Info
Gaulke Crew 602
J for H trade
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
458th BG site
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
11 May 44 Mulhouse, France
 Link to Mission 01 page 01
Gaulke 602 Target: Marshalling yard
19 May 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 05 page 05
Gaulke 602 Target: Marshalling yard
heavily damaged, landed at Shipdham, UK
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