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  PB4Y-1 Liberator Bureau Number 32009 Nose Number 69
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VB-104

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VB-104 c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Constructors Number 1335. Assigned to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24D-45-CO Liberator 42-40258. On Feburary 13, 1943 delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as PB4Y-1 Liberator bureau number 32009. No known nickname or nose art.

Wartime History
Assigned to the United States Navy (USN). Assigned to squadron VB-104 "Screaming 104/The Buccaneers", Nose Number 09. Nicknamed "America's Playground" with the nose art of a nude girl laying on her back.

Wartime History
Operated from Carney Field (Bomber 2) on Guadalcanal during August until October-November 1943. Then, operated from Munda Airfield on New Georgia until April 1944.

Afterwards, this Liberator returned to the United States. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results B-24D 42-40258
Navy Serial Number Search Results PB4Y-1 32009
VB-104 Album, page 49 crew 16, Anderson

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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