Built by Consolidated. Assigned to the 380th Bombardment Group, 529th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Snafu".
On September 15, 1943, suffered a nose wheel collapse at Fenton Airfield and was officially condemned on October 26, 1943 and placed into the boneyard at the airfield.
Part of the rear fuselage incuding the right waist window was later salvage and is displayed at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre (Darwin Aviation Museum).
Bob Alford adds:
"The original data plate from the aircraft was given to me by one of the 380th BG groundcrew when the Association visited Darwin in 1992. He 'souvenired' it when Snafu was salvaged at the Fenton aircraft graveyard - it is also mounted inside the fuselage, which has patched up bullet holes and the remains of combat damage to it."
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January 31, 2018