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Built by Consolidated in San Diego. Constructors Number 1178. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24D-30-CO Liberator serial number 42-40101. Assigned to the 333rd Bombardment Group, 468th Bombardment Squadron.
In January 1943, assigned to 2nd Lt. Herbert T. Kurz at Topeka Airfield in Kansas. A month later, at Hamilton Field, this B-24 was nicknamed "The Green Hornet" below the cockpit in white paint. Assigned to the 7th Air Force, 11th Bombardment Group, 98th Bombardment Squadron.
The regular crew consisted of:
During March 1943 at Hickam Field modified at the Hawaiian Air Depot (HAD) moving the tail turret to the nose and adding antennas, giving it the appearance of a B-24J.
In July or August 1943, this B-24 was removed from combat as war weary. On December 15, 1945 officially condemned for salvage. Ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
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