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  B-24D-135-CO "Snafu No. II" Serial Number 42-41120  
USAAF
5th AF
380th BG
529th BS

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego, constructors number 2197. Manufactured between June 21-29, 1943. First flight on July 1. Accepted by the USAAF on July 2. Modified at Tucson on July 3.

Departed overseas on September 14 from Fairfield Airfield and arrived at Townsville on September 20. Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 380th Bombardment Group, 529th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Snafu No. II". Crew chief MSgt Marcel M. Thomas.

Wartime History
Operated from Long Airfield. First combat mission on November 17 against Tjepoe, Java. This B-24 flew at least 62 combat missions. Stricken on May 20, 1945 and salvaged on May 29.

References
380th Bomb Group Association - Data Sheet 42-41120 (photos)

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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