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  B-24D-45-CO "Jack Pot" Serial Number 42-40280  
USAAF
5th AF
90th BG
321st BS

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90th BG c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated in San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group, 321st Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Jack Pot" with the nose art of a nude woman seated.

Mission History
On November 11, 1943 took off from Port Moresby piloted by Lt. Harland R. Palmer on a bombing mission against Rabaul, that aborted due to bad weather. Returning, this B-24 B-24 suffered a mid-air collision with another B-24 in the formation over 3 Mile Drome (Kila). Afterwards, this B-24 made a safe landing.

Afterwards, this B-24 was later written off, scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
The Jolly Rogers pages 107, 197

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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