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B-24J Liberator   44-40151   GI JOE
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40151
Model B-24J
Manufacturer Consolidated - San Diego, California
Production Block B-24J-150-CO
Color Silver aka NMF (Natural Metal Finish)
Group Data
Date Assigned to 492nd Original aircraft for the 858th BS
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot 2nd Lt Charles Pratt Crew 818
Total Missions w/492nd 4
Total WWII Missions 4
858th Squadron Code: 9A
Tail Code: unknown
19 May 44: Lost w/Pratt Crew 818
Shot up over Germany on this ship's third mission, the Pratt Crew's first and only. After being hit by FW 190s, Pratt announces to the crew that they are going to bomb the target, "come hell or high water!" But a fire breaks out forcing an order to abandon ship. Only 3 gunners made it out before the fire reached the bomb bay, exploding the ship into a huge fireball.
7 KIA, 3 POW, MACR 5244
We do not know which plane was used to replace this one.
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Pratt Crew 818
Munson Crew 814
D Miller Crew 810
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 858th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
11 May 44 Mulhouse, France
 Link to Mission 01 page 01
Munson 814 Target: Marshalling yard.
12 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 02 page 02
D Miller 810 Target: Oil refinery
19 May 44 Brunswick, Germany
 Link to Mission 05 page 05
Pratt 818 Target: Marshalling yard
Lost: 7 KIA, 3 POW, MACR 5244
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