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  B-24D-150-CO Liberator Serial Number 42-41242  
USAAF
5th AF
380th BG
528th BS

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circa November 1943

Pilot  Lt. Wilfred Grenfell
Crashed  November 11, 1943


Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego on July 9, 1943. Assigned to the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF). Modified on July 25, 1943 at Tucson/Tinker with a nose modificiation. Ferried overseas, arriving at Townsville on October 2, 1943. Assigned to the 380th Bombardment Group, 528th Bombardment Squadron. No noseart or nickname.

Mission History
On November 11, 1943 took off from Fenton Airfield on a bombing mission against Ambon (Mission: FEN III-23). This B-24 crashed after take off killing the entire crew. The B-24 was on its first combat mission.

References
380th Association - B-24D 42-4122 - Data Sheet
380th Association - B-24D 42-4122 - Mission Record

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June 25, 2018

 

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