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  B-24D-65-CO "Nothing Sacred" Serial Number 42-40509  
USAAF
5th AF
380th BG
529th BS

Former Assignments
43rd BG

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380th BG c1943

Pilot  ?
Crashed  September 21, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego completed on March 13, 1943. Constructors Number 1586. Assigned to the U.S. Army. Ferried overseas to Australia. On April 29, 1943 arrived at Amberley Field near Brisbane.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 43rd Bombardment Group and operated from 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby flying bombing missions over New Guinea.

During September 1943, trasnfered to the 380th Bombardment Group, 529th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Nothing Sacred" and flew an additional 13 bombing missions.

Mission History
On September 21, 1943 took off from Fenton Airfield a bombing mission over Langgoer. Damaged it crashed near Fenton Airfield. Officially stricken on October 7, 1943.

References
Other sources list the date of the crash as October 7, 1943
380th Bomb Group Association - B-24D "Nothing Sacred" 42-40509

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January 5, 2018

 

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