QUEER DEAR / QUEER DEER

Serial No.: 42-40935 Model: B-24D-115-CO



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DATA SHEET

 

 

No.

043

 

 

 

 


SERIAL NO.:


42-40935

MOST POPULAR NOSE ART NAME:

QUEER DEAR /
 QUEER DEER

 

 

 

 

MODEL:

B-24D-115-CO

MFR:

Consolidated-San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTRACTOR'S NO.:

2012

 

 

 

 

INITIAL MFG DATE:

05/21/1943

MFG COMPLETION DATE:

05/31/1943

 

 

 

 

FIRST FLIGHT DATE:

06/02/1943

MOD CENTER DATE:

06/06/1943

 

 

MOD CENTER PLACE:

Tucson

USAAF ACCEPTANCE DATE:

06/21/1943

 

 

TO STAGING AREA DATE:

06/21/1943

STAGING PLACE:

Topeka

OVERSEAS FLIGHT DATE:

08/01/1943

DEPARTURE PLACE:

Hamilton Field, CA

 

 

 

 

OVERSEAS ARRIVAL DATE:

08/09/1943

DESTINATION:

Amberly Field, Brisbane, AUS

 

 

 

 

MOD COMPLETED

 

 

 

OVERSEAS:

Nose turret

OVERSEAS MOD PLACE:

Townsville

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT:

380/528/531

ASSIGNMENT

 

 

 

   DATE:

09/1943

STATION:

Fenton

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST MISSION:

09/11/1943

WHERE (1ST MISSION):

Macassar, Celebes

 

 

 

 

NO. OF MISSIONS:

65 AU/NG

TERMINATION DATE:

03/08/1945

 

 

 

 

WHY TERMINATED:

Salvaged

WHERE TERMINATED:

Darwin, Australia, 03/08/1945

 

 

 

 

 

STRICKEN OFF CHARGE:

08/01/1945

WHERE REMOVED:

UCIP

            NOTES:               Had radar, 4th replacement aircraft from US

 



 

AIRCRAFT RECORD CARD

 
Nose Art: QUEER DEAR / QUEER DEAR
Serial No.: 42-40935
Model: B-24D-115-CO
 




MAINTENANCE CREW

 
Nose Art: QUEER DEAR / QUEER DEAR
Serial No.: 42-40935
Model: B-24D-115-CO

 

 

 

SSN

Rank

Name

Crew Chief(s):

34231057

M/Sgt

Edward V. Gaudet

 

37200593

M/Sgt

Perry E. Blanchard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSN

Rank

Name

Mechanic(s):

34209372

Cpl

Robert L. Adkins

 

38024662

Cpl

Eldie E. Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

                    Notes:    

 




MISSION RECORD




 

QUEER DEAR / QUEER DEER

Serial No.:  42-40935 Model: B-24D-115-CO

 

Left Side, OD

 

Source:  Horton/Horton, King of the Heavies, p. 137.

 

 

Source:  Joe Dally Collection.

 

Source:  Joe Dally Collection.

 


Source:  Horton/Horton, King of the Heavies, p. 33.

 

 

Source:  Gossard/Frye Videotape.

 


 

Right Side, OD

Source:  Horton/Horton, King of the Heavies, p. 137;
Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 99.


 

 Source:  Joe Dally Collection.

 


 

L to R:  Ira Maxey-R/O, Fred Estes-NAV, Bill Marshall-ENG,
Peter Finch-G, Chas. Carlson-G, Hastings-P, Francis L. Moshier-RO,
Joe Allen-G, Art Willer-G.

Lee Brissey Collection

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 143.

 

Source:  Frank Cooper Collection (via Craig Bellamy).

 

 

Source:  Frank Cooper Collection (via Craig Bellamy).


 

Right Side, NMF

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 289.

  

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 301.

 

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 298.

 

Source:  Pete Burris Collection.

 

 

Source:  Gossard/Frye Videotape.

 



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