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B-24J Liberator   44-40154
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40154
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 859th BS
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot 1st Lt William Prewitte Crew 916
Total Missions w/492nd 5
Total WWII Missions 5
859th Squadron Code: X4
Tail Code: G+
To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it.
29 May 44: Lost w/Prewitte Crew 916 over the North Sea.
Severely damaged, the plane couldn't reach England. The crew arranged for to ditch in the North Sea. All were rescued except for the bombardier.
1 KIA, 9 RTD, MACR 5221
Aircraft replaced with 42-95005 DREAMER obtained from the 458th BG during the J for H trade for PROJECT AZON.
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Prewitte Crew 916
Prytulak Crew 907
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 859th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
12 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 02 page 02
Prewitte 916 Target: Oil refinery
24 May 44 Melun, France
 Link to Mission 08 page 08
Prytulak 907 Target: Airfield
27 May 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 10 page 10
Prewitte 916 Target: Marshalling yard
28 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 11 page 11
Prewitte 916 Target: Oil refinery
Aborted, credit unconfirmed
29 May 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 12 page 12
Prewitte 916 Target: Oil refinery
Lost: 1 KIA, 9 RTD, MACR 5221
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