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  F-7A  "American Beauty" Serial Number 42-73045  
5th AF
6th PRG
20th CMS

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20th CMS c1944

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated as B-24J-5-CO Liberator. Converted to F-7A photographic reconnaissance Liberator. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to the South-West Pacific Area.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group (PRG), 20th Combat Mapping Squadron (CMS). Nicknamed "American Beauty" with the nose art of a woman on the head and shoulders of an Uncle Sam character wearing a stars and stripes top hat and ringed by stars. This Liberator had a natural aluminum finish.

This F-7A flew 19 combat missions photographing enemy targets in New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies until scrapped at Nadzab Airfield.

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Last Updated
January 16, 2019


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