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  B-24D-160-CO "Sky Witch" Serial Number 42-72815  
USAAF
5th AF
90th BG
400th BS

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c1943-1944

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Constructors Number 2385. Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group, 400th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Sky Witch".

This B-24 was equipped for long-range reconassaince missions with four extra 400 gallon bomb bay fuel tanks, plus two 160 gallon fuel tanks in the command deck.

Mission History
While searching for Japanese Fleet in Brunei Bay off Borneo fought a 40-battle with at least 9 Zeros, shooting down at least four, then flew more 1,000 miles to friendly territory but was so badly damaged that it never flew again.

Written off on November 7, 1944 at Morotai due to combat damage. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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January 31, 2018

 

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