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B-24 Liberator

An original cadre ship acquired 6 November ’43. Assigned to Harper’s crew. Flown overseas by Harper’s crew with 718th Squadron Commander William (Bill) Nosker in December ’43. Crew chief was Dominic Cafarellie. The “Ferry” completed at least 86 sorties and was reported to be still in combat in December ’44. On 16 August ’45 the “Ferry” was salvaged, thus being one of the few original aircraft known to last out the war.

https://449th.com/ships/

Crew picture https://449th.com/harper-crew/

Ship in flight, landing https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/consolidated-b-24-liberator.41934/...

Service

Units

  • 449th Bomb Group

    449th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 449th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May at Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona.[2] its original components were the 716th,[3] 717th,[4] 718th,[5] and 719th Bombardment Squadrons.[6] ...

  • 718th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2021 12:48:19 Snautzer Changes to description
Sources

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/consolidated-b-24-liberator.41934/...

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2021 12:44:36 Snautzer Changes to description
Sources

https://449th.com/harper-crew/

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2021 12:42:10 Snautzer Changes to description
Sources

https://449th.com/ships/

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2016 00:07:06 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b24_16.html

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2016 00:06:30 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://449th.com/complete-list-by-number/
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b24_16.html

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