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  B-24D-7-CO "Crosby's Curse" Serial Number 41-23836  
USAAF
11th AF
90th BG
321st BS

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90th BG c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Assigned to the U.S. Army. Ferried overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group, 321st Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Crosby's Curse" on the right side of the nose with a musical staff, clef and musical notes. On the left side of the nose was "C.O.D. Knot For Tojo" with a nude woman pointing her finger with a knot around her waist. On the left side of the nose below the cockpit window was a scoreboard with bombs indicating missions flown and fighter aircraft claimed.

Later, the right side of the nose with "Crosby's Curse" was repainted in a different font style with two musical staffs and stars, with a scoreboard of mission bomb marks above. The left side of the nose was repainted as "Who-Shives-Agit". Also, the glass green hosue nose was replaced with a nose turret.

This B-24 flew extensive bombing missions over New Guinea and claimed at least six fighters shot down. Scrapped during December 1944.

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January 9, 2018

 

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