41-51121 Niagara Special

Object Number - UPL 37957 - B-24H-25-DT #41-51121 "Niagara Special" 392nd BG - 578th BS Previously flew with the 492nd BG - 857th BS Shot down on 16 Jan 1945 The men are...

This plane came to the 492nd BG from the 491st BG as a replacement for one of the planes lost on 19 May 44. 

Transferred to the 392nd BG, 578th BS

16 Jan 45: Shot down by flak over Germany. After limping to France, the crew bailed out in Allied territory while the ship crashed near Mouaville.

All 10 RTD (Returned To Duty)


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Units served with

The insignia of the 392nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
A Swedish Soldier guards a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40159) nicknamed "Boulder Buff" of the 492nd Bomb Group that has landed in Sweden.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



A mission log for Lieutenant Colonel Paul Chryst of the 91st Bomb Group, 3 August 1944 -15 December 1944. Image via Lieutenant Colonel Paul Chryst, 91st Bomb Group.
  • Date: 5 August 1944
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 305th Bomb Group fly in formation.
  • Date: 4 August 1944
  • Date: 3 August 1944
  • Date: 1 August 1944


Event Location Date Description


First 492nd BG Mission

Berck-sur-Mer, France 2 June 1944


Final 492nd BG Mission

Brunswick, Germany 5 August 1944


Shot Down

Mouaville, France 16 January 1945 93rd BG 10 bailed out successfully


Date9 Apr 2019 01:43:06
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