Built by Consolidated as a B-24J-5-CO Liberator. Converted to F-7A photographic reconnaissance Liberator with natural aluminum finish. 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 "Photo Queen!" with the nose art of a nude woman under a black sheet behind a large format camera holding a cable shutter release. Later the nickname "Photo Queen!" was added atop spelled in small photo prints. Later, mission markings were added above
This F-7A flew a total of 14 combat missions photographing enemy targets in New Guinea and the Philippines. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
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January 9, 2018