Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Delivered from the 2nd Sea Search Attack Squadron as Project Number 96189-R. On October 1, 1943 ferried overseas by pilot Lt Col Edward W. Scott departing the United States via Hickam Field to Australia then to 7 Mile Drome near Port Moresby arriving on October 21, 1943.
Assigned to the 43rd Bombardment Group, 63rd Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Lady Luck" in cursive with the nose art of a woman riding a harnessed Japanese snake character on both the left and right sides of the nose. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
Thanks to Pete Johnston for additional information
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January 31, 2018