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  LB-30 "Tough Boy" Serial Number AL613 Nose 91
11th AF
28th BG
36th BS

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USAAF c1942

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated in San Diego for the Royal Air Force (RAF) as Liberator II serial number AL613. At the start of the Pacific War, requisitioned by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) and retained the RAF serial number AL613.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 11th Air Force (11th AF), 28th Bombardment Group (28th BG), 36th Bombardment Squadron (36th BS). Nicknamed "Tough Boy". Nose Number 91. The nose art had two cartoon caricatures of Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo with the caption "Tojo Before Pearl Harbor / Tojo After Pearl Harbor". Below the cockpit were the phrase "Latest Results cruiser - 6-11-42".

Wartime History
On June 11, 1942 this LB-30 participated in a bombing mission against Japanese shipping in Kiska Harbor and claimed a "cruiser" (none were lost).

On January 9, 1946 was placed into storage at Kingman Field. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Note, some sources incorrectly list this bomber as cash June 5, 1942 piloted by Frederick Andrews
Liberator II for the RAF/LB-30
"AL613 requisitioned by USAAF. To RFC at Kingman Jan 9, 1946"
ASN Aircraft Accident 22 May 1942 - LB-30 AL602

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November 9, 2019


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