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Serial Number Criteria: 44-42058
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
44-42049 ... 44-42148 (EXACT MATCH)
Consolidated B-24M-15-CO Liberator
MSN 5985/6084
42049/42051 to USN as PB4Y-1 90229/90231.
42052 (494th BG, 866th BS) crashed in South Pacific Sep 10, 1945 while ferrying
former POWs from US/Dutch/Australian armed forces.  5 crew and 20 passengers killed.
42055 (494th BG, 864th BS) crashed on takeoff at Harmon Field, Guam 
May 1, 1945.  MACR 14348
42056 (494th BG, 865th BS)
42058 (494th BG, 867th BS, "brief") lost May 4, 1945 over Koror Island in Palau, Central
Pacific  MACR 14351.  10 crew KIA, 1 captured and executed.  This plane was hit by AAA between no 2 engine
and the fuselage and was the aircraft featured in the film "Air Death--A B-24 Shot down in Carolines Raid"
42059 converted to F-7B
42067/42093 to USN as PB4Y-1 90232/90258.
42097/42098 converted to F-7B
42111 damaged in takeoff accident Lages, Azores Feb 7, 1945.
42114 (308th BG, 373rd BS) crashed after takeoff near Luliang, 
China Feb 27, 1945.
42127 (43rd BG) lost Jul 28, 1945, South Pacific
42131 (868th BS) crashed into mountain on Namhae Island in
southern Korea while on night anti-shipping mission
Aug 7, 1945.  All 11 crew killed.  There is a memorial 
marker at the site.
42135/42136 converted to F-7B
42140 (308th BG) lost Mar 26, 1945, China.  MACR 13458
42141 converted to F-7B
42144 went missing 500 mi SW of Johnston Island, 
Pacific Mar 12, 1945.  Also listed as Sep 9, 1945.  MACR 14535

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