Built by Consolidated in San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24D-13-CO Liberator serial number 41-23920. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific to Australia.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group, 321st Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Liberty Belle". This B-24 operated from 5 Mile (Wards Drome) near Port Moresby flying bombing missions over New Guinea. Afterwards, flown back to the United States.
After the war, this B-24 was sold by the War Assets Corporation to Mr. Paul Mantz and later scrapped in Stillwater, MN.
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B-24D-13-CO Liberator 41-23920
"23920 sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946"
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October 23, 2019