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  PB4Y-1 Liberator Bureau Number 38925  
USN
VPB-117

Pilot ┬áLt. Thomas J. Hyland (survived)
Ditched  March 30, 1945


Aircraft History
Buit by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force B-24J-210-CO Liberator 44-41360.

Wartime History
Assigned to the United States Navy (USN) as PB4Y-1 Liberator bureau number 38925. Assigned to squadron VPB-117. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On March 30, 1945 took off from McGuire Airfield (San Jose) on a patrol mission. intercepted by two Zeros over Hainan Island and damaged. Returning, this PB4Y-1 ditched at Triton Atoll off Vietnam.

Rescue
All the crew was rescued by a PBM Mariner later the same day and returned to duty.

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Last Updated
April 6, 2018

 

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