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  B-24J-90-CF Liberator Serial Number 44-44175  
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Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated / Convair. U. S. Army serial number 44-44175. Ferried overseas to India.

Delivered to Royal Air Force (RAF) as Liberator GR.VI serial number KH304. On April 11, 1946 stricken from charge.

Assigned to the Indian Air Force (IAF) as serial number HE877. This B-24 operated from India until December 31, 1968 when retired from service and placed into storage at Poona Air Base.

Later, the Indian government donated this bomber to the United States and was delivered to the Pima Air & Space Museum arriving on March 28, 1969. Registered as N7866, cancelled on July 21, 1977. Repainted in the markings of B-24 "Paisano / Shoot You're Covered" of the 446th BG. The other side still displays the markings of Indian Air Force, as a tribute to the donor. Later, the American side was painted to represent B-24 "Bungay Buckaroo".

References
FAA -N7866 (deregistered) B-24J Liberator 44-44175

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January 31, 2018

 

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