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  B-24D-20-CF "Little Beaver" Serial Number 42-63984  
5th AF
90th BG
320th BS

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90th BG c1943

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at Fort Worth in Texas. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group, 320th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Little Beaver" with the nose art of an Indian and an aerial bomb, inspired from the Red Ryder and Little Beaver comic strip by Fred Harman, Jr. Later, the squadron's "Moby Dick" motif of a mouth and eye were added to the front of the nose and the 90th Bomb Group "Skull and crossed bombs" motif on each tail.

This B-24 flew bombing missions in New Guinea. Later, the olive drab paint was partially stripped to the bare aluminum finish, keeping the nose art and tail motif. On November 7, 1944 scrapped as obsolete.

Pete Johnston adds:
"I have a photograph showing it partially paint stripped forward of the cockpit. It was scrapped as obsolete November 7, 1944."

Thanks to Pete Johnston for additional information

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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