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  B-24D-150-CO "Jose "El Diablo" / Miss D. Meaner" Serial Number 42-41227  
USAAF
5th AF
43rd BG
64th BS

Former Assignment
90th BG
321st BS

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90th BG c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Constructors Number 2304. 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. This B-24 operated from 5 Mile Drome (Wards) near Port Moresby and flew bombing missions over New Guinea.

Nicknamed "Jose El Diablo" on both the left and right side of the nose of barefoot Mexican wearing a sombrero and carrying two bombs walking past a cactus. On the left side, El Diablo had quotation marks around it. The artwork was painted by "Jose Villa". On the tail was the "Jolly Rogers" motif of a large white skull with crossed bombs. The fuselage had a U. S. Star and bar mark.

Later, transfered to the 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bombardment Squadron. Renamed "Miss D. Meaner". Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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