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  SB-24D "Bums Away!" Serial Number 42-40822  
13th AF
868th BS

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868th BS c1944

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated as a B-24D-100-CO Liberator. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Converted to a radar equipped SB-24 for use on night "snooper" missions. Ferried overseas to the South Pacific.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 868th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Bums Away!". Late in the war, this bomber operated from Nadzab Airfield. Likely scrapped at the end of the war.

Karl Ianacone adds:
"Gerard (Gerry) Ianacone is our dad and was a navigator on Bums Away. We were aware that they were not base at Nadzab but I happed upon an exchange on which of corse peeked our interest to think that either Harlan Price or possibly Butch Werner went to Nadzab after the war and cut out the nose art before the plane was destroyed."

Thanks to Karl Ianacone for additional information.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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