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  B-24D-65-CO "Deliverer" Serial Number 42-40522 / A72-6  

Former Assignment
5th AF
380th BG
531st BS

USAF c1943

RAAF c1944

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego during March 5-17, 1943. Contractors Number 1599. Delivered to the U. S. Army as serial number 42-40522.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 380th Bombardment Group, 531st Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Deliverer" with the nose art of a stork delivering a bomb. This B-24 flew 30 combat missions in New Guinea.

On February 15, 1944 assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Liberator A72-6. Assigned to 7 Operational Training Unit (7 OTU) based at Tocumwal Airfield. Nose number "6". Later, used as Instructional Airframe No. 2. Finally, during August 1945 sold for scrap.

Purchased by Charlie Ruthburg of Boisdale, Victoria and broken up for scrap. Some pieces have been salvaged and placed into storage for restoration.

ADF Serials - Liberator A72-6
380th Bomb Group - 42-40522
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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