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  F-7A "The Wango Wango Bird" Serial Number 42-64048  
5th AF
6th PRG
20th CMS

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20th CMS c1944

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated as B-24J-1-CF Liberator then converted to F-7A photographic reconnaissance version. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as F-7A Liberator serial number 42-64048. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field to the South West Pacific Area (SWPA).

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force (5th AF), 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group (6th PRG), 20th Combat Mapping Squadron (CMS). Nicknamed "Wango Wango Bird". Assigned to pilot Hunt. During 1944, this F-7A flew photographic reconnaissance missions over New Guinea and the Netherlands East Indies (NEI).

Mission History
On June 17, 1944 destroyed while landing at Nadzab Airfield. Afterwards this aircraft was written off.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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