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B-24J Liberator   44-40143   MARY ELLEN
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40143
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 John Curtis Crew 610
Total Missions w/492nd 10
Total WWII Missions 10
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: L
20 Jun 44: Lost w/Curtis Crew 610 over the Baltic Sea
10 KIA, MACR 7078
Aircraft replaced with 42-95196 from the 858th.
Mission record may have some errors. The in the "Notes" column below indicates the missions confirmed thus far (see Footnotes).
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Curtis Crew 610
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 BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew
Notes = Mission Confirmed
15 May 44 Siracourt, France
 Link to Mission 04 page 04
Curtis 610 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
24 May 44 Melun, France
 Link to Mission 08 page 08
Curtis 610 Target: Airfield
25 May 44 Belfort, France
 Link to Mission 09 page 09
R Harris 612 Target: Marshalling yard
29 May 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 12 page 12
Curtis 610 Target: Oil refinery
14 Jun 44 Chateaudun, France
 Link to Mission 27 page 27
Curtis 610 Target: Airfield
18 Jun 44 Bremerhaven, Germany
 Link to Mission 31 page 31
Curtis 610 Target: Airfield
Bombed target of opportunity
20 Jun 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 34 page 34
Curtis 610 Target: Oil refineries
Lost before target: 10 KIA, MACR 7078
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