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  B-24D-150-CO "Lucky Lucille" Serial Number 42-41224  
USAAF
5th AF
43rd BG
64th BS

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43rd BG 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24D-150-CO Liberator serial number 42-41224. Ferried via Hickam Field overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bombardment Squadron. During 1943, this B-24 operated from 7 Mile Drone near Port Moresby and flew at least twenty combat missions over New Guinea while unnamed.

While in New Guinea, nicknamed "Lucky Lucille" with the nose art of a reclining blonde woman with her arms extended wearing a a night gown and high heels. On the left side of the nose below the cockpit was a scoreboard of missions flown.

Until early 1944, this bomber continued to fly combat missions in New Guinea. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-24D-150-CO Liberator 42-41224

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September 11, 2018

 

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