LUCKY

Serial No.: 42-40514 Model: B-24D-65-CO



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DATA SHEET

 

 

No.

026

 

 

 

 


SERIAL NO.:


42-40514

MOST POPULAR NOSE ART NAME:


LUCKY

 

 

 

 

MODEL:

B-24D-65-CO

MFR:

Consolidated-San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTRACTOR'S NO.:

1591

 

 

 

 

INITIAL MFG DATE:

03/04/1943

MFG COMPLETION DATE:

03/15/1943

 

 

 

 

FIRST FLIGHT DATE:

03/18/1943

MOD CENTER DATE:

03/24/1943

 

 

MOD CENTER PLACE:

Tucson

USAAF ACCEPTANCE DATE:

03/19/1943

 

 

TO STAGING AREA DATE:

04/15/1943

STAGING PLACE:

Topeka

OVERSEAS FLIGHT DATE:

04/24/1943

DEPARTURE PLACE:

Hamilton Field, CA

 

 

 

 

OVERSEAS ARRIVAL DATE:

04/29/1943

DESTINATION:

Amberly Field, Brisbane, AUS

 

 

 

 

MOD COMPLETED

 

 

 

OVERSEAS:

Nose turret

OVERSEAS MOD PLACE:

Townsville

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT:

380/529

ASSIGNMENT

Initial Deployment, To 529

 

 

   DATE:

08/06/1943

STATION:

Manbulloo/Long

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST MISSION:

Unknown

WHERE (1ST MISSION):

New Guinea

 

 

 

 

NO. OF MISSIONS:

12 AU

TERMINATION DATE:

10/18/1943

 

 

 

 

WHY TERMINATED:

Damaged in Landing, Repaired, Transferred to RAAF, A72-11 (11/12/1944)

WHERE TERMINATED:

Darwin, NT, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

STRICKEN OFF CHARGE:

08/24/1944

WHERE REMOVED:

Darwin

 

            NOTES:    Suffered engine failure enroute to Biak in 11/1945.  Remaining engines salvaged and hulk dumped at sea by RAAF.

 



 

AIRCRAFT RECORD CARD

 
Nose Art: LUCKY
Serial No.: 42-40514
Model: B-24D-65-CO
 

 




MAINTENANCE CREW

 
Nose Art: LUCKY
Serial No.: 42-40514
Model: B-24D-65-CO



 

SSN

Rank

Name

Crew Chief(s):

38062190

M/Sgt

Gilbert N. Murdock (529)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSN

Rank

Name

Mechanic(s):

 

 

Not Available in Current Records 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Notes:    




MISSION RECORD



 

LUCKY

Serial No.:  42-40514 Model: B-24D-65-CO

 

Left Side

 

Source:  Livingstone, Under the Southern Cross, p. 92.

 

 


Source:  Horton/Horton, King of the Heavies, p. 144; Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 465.

 


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