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

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20th CMS Nov 25 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24J-185-CO Liberator serial number 44-40895 and converted into a F-7B photographic reconnaissance version with aluminum finish. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to the South West Pacific Area (SWPA).

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force (5th AF), 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group (6th PRG), 20th Combat Mapping Squadron (20th 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 at Pitu Airfield (Pitoe) on Morotai destroyed by fire caused by a Japanese air raid that burned the nose and fuselage section. Afterwards, removed from the airfield and scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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