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  B-24L-10-CO Liberator Serial Number 44-41628  
USAAF
5th AF

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Constructors Number 5564. Delivered to the U. S. Army on October 11, 1944 at Tucson, Arizona. On October 12, 1944 flown to Long Beach, California. On October 10, 1944 flown to Hamilton Field. Assigned Project Number 96786-R. On October 22, 1944 departed from Fairfield Airfield and ferried via Hickam Field overseas across the Pacific to Australia arriving November 1, 1944.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, assignment unknown.

Mission History
On December 5, 1944 took off on a mission. This B-24 crashed or ditched northeast of Goold Island to the north of Hinchinbrook Island. Officially condemned due to accident, date of crash might have been on or around December 5, 1944.

Wreckage
Possibly, the wreckage a B-24 off Hinchinbrook Island is this aircraft.

References
Individual Aircraft Record Card (IARC) - B-24D 44-41628 "Con Acc 5.12.44"
Thanks to Pete Johnston for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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