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B-24J Liberator   44-40195   BOULDER BUFF
BOULDER BUFF after being interned in Sweden on 6 Jul 44
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40195
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 1st Lt Robert Munson Crew 814
Total Missions w/492nd 6
Total WWII Missions 6
858th Squadron Code: 9A
Tail Code: J- (underlined)
Transferred to the 856th BS to replace 42-95011 lost 29 May 44.
856th Squadron Code: 5Z
Tail Code: J (plain)
6 Jul 44: Lost w/Munson Crew 814
11 interned in Sweden, MACR 7234
This aircraft was replaced with 42-95198 CLASSY CHASSY.
More Info
plus 6 other photos
Munson Crew 814
Leahy Crew R-17
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
8 Jun 44 Angers, France
 Link to Mission 20 page 20
Munson 814 Target: Tactical
Led C section
14 Jun 44 Chateaudun, France
 Link to Mission 27 page 27
Munson 814 Target: Airfield
Led B Section
18 Jun 44 Bremerhaven, Germany
 Link to Mission 31 page 31
Munson 814 Target: Airfield
Led C section
Bombed Nordenham
Documented Missions with the 492nd BG, 856th BS
28 Jun 44 Saarbrucken, Germany
 Link to Mission 42 page 42
Munson 814 Target: Marshalling yard
Led B Section
29 Jun 44 Magdeburg, Germany
 Link to Mission 43 page 43
Leahy R-17 Target: Aircraft industry
6 Jul 44 Kiel, Germany
 Link to Mission 45 page 45
Munson 814 Target: Shipyard
Lost: 11 interned in Sweden, MACR 7234
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