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  B-24J-120-CO "Tuttle Money" Serial Number 42-109968  
5th AF
90th BG
400th BS

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June 7, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24J-120-CO Liberator serial number 42-109968. Ferried overseas to the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA).

Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group, 400th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Tuttle Money". Painted on each side of the tail was the motif of the "Jolly Rogers" skull and crossed bombs marking with the last three digits of the serial number "968" painted in white above.

Wartime History
During the night of June 6, 1994 while parked at Wakde Airfield destroyed during an air raid by two G4M Betty bombers. This B-24 burned and by the next morning, only the tail section remained.

Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group page 120
Thanks to Bob Livingstone for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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