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  LB-30 "Tough Boy" Serial Number AL613 Nose 91
USAAF
11th AF
28th BG
36th BS

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USAAF c1942

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated as one of 165 LB-30 "Liberator II" bombers ordered by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during 1941. Instead, requisitioned by the US Army Air Force.

Assigned to the 11th Air Force, 28th Bombardment Group, 36th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Tough Boy". Nose Number 91. The noseart included two cartoons of Tojo with the caption "Tojo Before Pearl Harbor / Tojo After Pearl Harbor". Below the cockpit is "Latest Results cruiser - 6-11-42"

Wartime History
On June 11, 1942 this LB-30 participated in a mission to bomb shipping in Kiska Harbor and claimed a "cruiser" (none were lost).

This bomber survived the war. On January 9, 1946 was placed into storage at Kingman Field. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
ASN Aircraft Accident 22 May 1942 - LB-30 AL602
Note, some sources incorrectly list this bomber as cash on June 5, 1942 and pilot as Frederick Andrews
Liberator II for the RAF/LB-30 - AL613

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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