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  F-7B Liberator Serial Number 44-41013  
USAAF
5th AF
6th PRG
20th CMS

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20th CMS c1945

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24J-190-CO Liberator serial number 44-41013 and converted to a F-7B photographic reconnaissance version with aluminum finish. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific 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 nickname or nose art. The tail had a black eagle insignia and "013" painted in black (the last three digits of the serial number).

During 1945, operated from McGuire Airfield (San Jose) on Mindoro Island. In total, this F-7B flew 103 combat missions photographing enemy targets in the Philippines. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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