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  B-24J-5-CO Liberator Serial Number 42-73022  
USAAF
7th AF
11th BG
98th BS

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USAAF 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Constructors Number 2592. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii across the Pacific.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 7th Air Force, 11th Bombardment Group, 98th Bombardment Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. Squadron letter "J".

Mission History
On November 23, 1943 one of six B-24s that took off from Motulalo Airfield piloted by Kurz on a bombing mission against against Jaluit. This B-24 was damaged over the target. After landing at Motulalo Airfield, this bomber ran off the runway and crashed onto the coral reef on Motulalo Island in Nukufetau Atoll. The entire crew survived unhurt.

Wreckage
This B-24 force landed intact. Later, the wreckage The wreckage became broken with the tail section twisted and forward fuselage gone.

References
Grey Geese Calling includes photos of this crash site
Thanks to Bob Livingston for additional information

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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