44-40239 The Flying Jackass

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Object Number - UPL 13514

"On a second mission the same day, 2nd Lt. Richard P. Rice returned over the U.K. with THE FLYING JACKASS (44-40239) badly shot up and the hydraulic system out. He landed at Marston without incident, but the next day a Lancaster came down on top of the parked #239, putting it out of the running for good."

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Units served with

A Pathfinder B-24 Liberator (V2-P+, serial number 42-51691) of the 491st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '491 BG supplying troops at Arnhem, Sept 1944.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: The Flying Jackass
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron

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Typo

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Contributorphil marchese
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Marchese, P; B-24 Identification tools, 2000.

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ContributorKickapoo
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B-24 - Best Web - # 44-40239 - 'The Flying Jackass'

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ContributorKickapoo
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B-24 - Best Web - 44-40239 - 'The Flying Jackass'

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B-24 - Best Web - # 44-40239 - 'Flying Jackass'

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ContributorTimothy McKeown
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Ringmasters: The 491st Bombardment Squadron (H). Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co. (1992).

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ContributorTimothy McKeown
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