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  F-7B Liberator Serial Number 44-40895  
5th AF
6th CMG
20th CMS

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1944 via Rocker

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated as a B-24J-185-CO. Converted to a F-7B 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). No known nose art or nickname. The tail had a black eagle insignia and "895" painted in black (the last three digits of the serial number) painted in black. In total, this aircraft flew 35 combat mission over New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies.

On November 25, 1944 while parked on the ground at Pitu Airfield (Pitoe) on Morotai, this aircraft was set on fire by a Japanese air raid and destroyed on the ground.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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