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.
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. Scrapped at Nadzab Airfield.
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January 31, 2018