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  B-24D-CO "Pride Of The Yanks" Serial Number A72-1  
RAAF
No. 7 OTU

Former Assignment
USAAF
5th AF
90th BG

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Constructors Number 400. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24D-CO Liberator serial number 41-11904. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force (5th AF), 90th Bomb Group (90th BG). Nicknamed "Pride Of The Yanks".

On February 15, 1944 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Liberator serial number A72-1. Assigned to No. 7 Operational Training Unit (7 OTU) at Tocumwal Airfield.

On October 2, 1944 while parked in a hanger at Tocumwal Airfield destroyed by an accidental fire along with Liberators A72-4. Afterwards, both aircraft were written off and converted to components.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-24D-CO Liberator 41-11904
"11904 to RAAF as A72-1 Feb 1944. Damaged in hangar fire at Tocumwal Oct 2, 1944, converted to components"
ADF Serials - B-24 Liberator A72-1
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information

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Last Updated
March 3, 2020

 

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