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  B-24L-1-CO Liberator Serial Number A72-71 Code MJ-F
RAAF
No. 21 Squadron

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Stan Gajda 1982

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated at San Diego. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-24L-1-CO Liberator serial number 44-41393. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific to Australia.

Wartime History
During December 1944, assigned to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as B-24L Liberator serial number A72-71. Assigned to No. 21 Squadron with fuselage code MJ-F. No known nickname or nose art.

Wreckage
During February 1952 this Liberator was stricken off charge and abandoned at Derby Airfield. Until the early 1980s, wreckage remained including the wing, debris plus at least one .50 caliber machine gun.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-24L-1-CO Liberator 44-41393
"41393 to RAAF as A72-71 soc 2-52."
ADF Serials - Liberator A72-71
Thanks to Stan Gajda for additional information

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May 22, 2020

 

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