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  B-24D-155-CO "About Average" Serial Number 42-72777  
USAAF
13th AF
5th BG
31st BS

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Peter Robers 1947

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24D-155-CO Liberator serial number 42-72777. Ferried overseas to the South Pacific.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 5th Bombardment Group, 31st Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Mr. Lucky" and later "About Average" in yellow lettering. On the right side of the nose art of a reclining red headed woman wearing red and white lingerie with high heels. On the left side of the nose was an eagle releasing a two bombs.

In total, this B-24 flew at least sixty bombing missions in the South Pacific. At the end of the Pacific War, dismantled and abandoned at Nadzab Airfield until scrapped during 1947.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-24D-155-CO Liberator 42-72777

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September 26, 2018

 

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