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  F-7B  "Idle Curiosity" Serial Number 44-40423  
USAAF
5th AF
6th PRG
20th CMS

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20th CMS c1944

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego as a B-24J-160-CO Liberator. Converted to F-7B photographic reconassiance 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 "Idle Curiosity". Assigned to pilot Toye.

This F-7B flew 17 combat missions photographing enemy targets in New Guinea and the Philippines. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Mission History
On October 4, 1944 suffered a nose gear collapse during takeoff on Biak. Afterwards, written off. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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January 9, 2018

 

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