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B-24J Liberator   44-40169   BOTTLE BABY
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40169
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 Milton Goodridge Crew 812
Total Missions w/492nd 10
Total WWII Missions 10
Squadron Code: 9A
Tail Code: I- (underlined)
19 Jun 44 transferred to the 856th when the 858th was cut from the Group.
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: I- (underlined)
The new squadron and tail codes were not repainted due to lack of time. However, this plane would have been assigned a new tail letter because the letter I was already in use. According to the formation sheet and the J FORM for mission 34, this aircraft was still using its old 858th letter with the underline. The J FORM clearly shows this plane was assigned to the 856th.
20 Jun 44: Lost w/Goodridge Crew 812
Shot down over the Baltic Sea on approch to target
9 KIA, 1 POW, MACR 7081
More Info
Goodridge Crew 812
McLaughlin Crew 811
Munson Crew 814
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
Mission Record
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 857th BS
Date Mission Mission # Pilot Crew Notes
11 May 44 Mulhouse, France
 Link to Mission 01 page 01
McLaughlin 811 Target: Marshalling yard
12 May 44 Zeitz, Germany
 Link to Mission 02 page 02
Goodridge 812 Target: Oil refinery
15 May 44 Siracourt, France
 Link to Mission 04 page 04
Goodridge 812 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
24 May 44 Melun, France
 Link to Mission 08 page 08
Goodridge 812 Target: Airfield
29 May 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 12 page 12
Goodridge 812 Target: Oil refinery
Landed at Oulton
19 Jun 44 Courbronne, France
 Link to Mission 32 page 32
Munson 814 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BS
20 Jun 44 Politz, Germany
 Link to Mission 34 page 34
Goodridge 812 Target: Oil refineries
Lost before target: 8 KIA, 1 POW, MACR 7081
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