GUS'S BUS II

Serial No.: 42-41125 Model: B-24D-135-CO



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DATA SHEET

 

 

No.

049

 

 

 

 


SERIAL NO.:


42-41125

MOST POPULAR NOSE ART NAME:


GUS'S BUS II

 

 

 

 

MODEL:

B-24D-135-CO

MFR:

Consolidated-San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTRACTOR'S NO.:

2202

 

 

 

 

INITIAL MFG DATE:

06/22/1943

MFG COMPLETION DATE:

06/30/1943

 

 

 

 

FIRST FLIGHT DATE:

07/02/1943

MOD CENTER DATE:

07/28/1943

 

 

MOD CENTER PLACE:

Oklahoma City

USAAF ACCEPTANCE DATE:

07/03/1943

 

 

TO STAGING AREA DATE:

09/17/1943

STAGING PLACE:

Lincoln, NE

OVERSEAS FLIGHT DATE:

09/21/1943

DEPARTURE PLACE:

Fairfield, CA

 

 

 

 

OVERSEAS ARRIVAL DATE:

09/27/1943

DESTINATION:

Townsville

 

 

 

 

MOD COMPLETED

 

 

 

OVERSEAS:

 

OVERSEAS MOD PLACE:

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT:

380/530

ASSIGNMENT

 

 

 

   DATE:

11/1943

STATION:

Fenton

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST MISSION:

11/09/1943

WHERE (1ST MISSION):

Sourabaja, Java

 

 

 

 

NO. OF MISSIONS:

67 AU

TERMINATION DATE:

10/11/1944

 

 

 

 

WHY TERMINATED:

Take-off Crash, Salvaged

WHERE TERMINATED:

Darwin

 

 

 

 

 

STRICKEN OFF CHARGE:

10/11/1944

WHERE REMOVED:

AFMSC

 

                NOTES:    Oklahoma Nose Installed

 



 

AIRCRAFT RECORD CARD

 
Nose Art: GUS'S BUS II
Serial No.: 42-41125
Model: B-24D-135-CO
 




MAINTENANCE CREW

 
Nose Art: GUS'S BUS II
Serial No.: 42-41125
Model: B-24D-135-CO

 

 

 

SSN

Rank

Name

Crew Chief(s):

39166059

M/Sgt

Ralph (NMI) Castillo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

SSN

Rank

Name

Mechanic(s):

34269228

Sgt

Emory B. Manor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

                    Notes:    

 




MISSION RECORD



 

GUS'S BUS II

Serial No.:  42-41125 Model: B-24D-135-CO

 

 

 

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest.

 

 

 

Right Side


 

 

Source:  Horton/Horton, King of the Heavies, p. 150.


 

 

 

 

Source:  The Flying Circus, p. 155.

 



Left Side


 

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 467.


 

 

 

 

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 475.

 


 

 

Source:  Horton/Horton, King of the Heavies, p. 74.


 

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 276.

 

 

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 276.

 


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