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  F-7A  Liberator Serial Number 42-73047  
5th AF
28th Composite Group
404th BS

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego as a B-24J-5-CO Liberator. Constructors Number 2617. Converted into a photographic reconnaissance F-7A Liberator. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA).

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group (PRG), 20th Combat Mapping Squadron (CMS). Nicknamed "The Rip Shorter" with the nose art of a woman with her dress caught on a barbed wire fence and with a bull. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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