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B-24J Liberator   44-40201   SILVER CHIEF
SILVER CHIEF in flight during the 492nd's Mission 3 to Tutow.
Manufacturing Data
Serial Number 44-40201
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 857th BS
Obtained From Consolidated
Flyover Pilot 2nd Lt Irving Gaines Crew 715
Total Missions w/492nd 3
Total WWII Missions 3
Squadron Code: 9H
Tail Code: unknown
Transferred to 458th BG during the J for H trade for PROJECT AZON. Currently we do not know which plane it was traded for or what plane replaced this one.
753rd Squadron Code: J4
Tail Code: N
This plane was modified for AZON duty. For more information see the links at right.
11 Jan 45: Salvaged w/458th BG, 753rd BS
More Info
plus 2 more
Gaines Crew 715
Gossett Crew 708
J for H trade
Links to missions
flown by this plane
are below in the
Mission Record
458th BG site
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
Gossett 708 Target: Marshalling yard.
13 May 44 Tutow, Germany
 Link to Mission 03 page 03
    Target: Airfield
15 May 44 Siracourt, France
 Link to Mission 04 page 04
Gaines 715 Target: Crossbow (V-1 rockets)
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