Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
 
  F-7A "The Wango Wango Bird" Serial Number 42-64048  
USAAF
5th AF
6th PRG
20th CMS

Click For Enlargement
20th CMS c1944

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated as B-24J-1-CF Liberator then converted to F-7A photographic reconnaissance version. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as F-7A Liberator serial number 42-64048. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field to the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA).

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group (6th PRG), 20th Combat Mapping Squadron (20th CMS). Nicknamed "Wango Wango Bird". Assigned to pilot Hunt. This F-7A flew combat missions over New Guinea.

Mission History
On June 17, 1944 destroyed while landing at Nadzab Airfield.

Contribute Information
Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned?
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
July 12, 2018

 

Tech Information
F-7A
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram