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  B-24A "Arabian Knight" Serial Number 40-2370  
USAAF
Ferrying Command

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USAAF c1941

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego during 1941. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Assigned to Ferrying Command based at Bolling Field. Prewar, painted in neutrality markings with a large U. S. flag on the side of the nose. Nicknamed "Arabian Knight" painted in cursive below the cockpit.

Wartime History
On March 2, 1942 took off from from Melbourne piloted by Captain Paul Davis and landed at Broome Airfield to transport arriving civilian evacuees from Java southward to Perth.

On March 3, 1942 during the Japanese air raid against Broome Airfield A6M2 Zeros of the 3rd Kōkūtai set this bomber on fire during their first strafing pass and soon afterwards the fully fueled bomber exploded and was destroyed on the runway.

References
The Greatest Battle page 159
Everyday A Nightmare page 327-329
Oz@War - 3 March 1942 Japanese air raid on Broome  incorrectly listed as "Arabian Nights" 40-2370

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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