Built by Consolidated. Constructors Number 903. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24D-20-CO Liberator serial number 41-24108.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group, 320th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "The Butcher Boy".
On March 2, 1943 took off piloted by Lt. Archie Browning was patrolling. In the morning, the crew spotted a Japanese convoy that had departed from Rabaul bound for Lae. They reported their find as fourteen ship and loitered over the convoy until B-17s arrived to bomb them, starting the Battle of the Bismarck Sea during March 2-4, 1943.
Ultimate fate unknown, presumed scrapped later in the war.
Flying Buccaneers page 51
Battle of the Bismarck Sea
Thanks to Steve Birdsall for additional information
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October 23, 2019