LIQUIDATOR

Serial No.: 44-42323 Model: B-24M-25-CO



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DATA SHEET

 

 

No.

152

 

 

 

 


SERIAL NO.:


44-42323

MOST POPULAR NOSE ART NAME:


LIQUIDATOR

(see note below)

 

 

 

 

MODEL:

B-24M-25-CO

MFR:

Consolidated-San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTRACTOR'S NO.:

6259

 

 

 

 

INITIAL MFG DATE:

01/22/1945

MFG COMPLETION DATE:

01/29/1945

 

 

 

 

FIRST FLIGHT DATE:

Not Recorded

MOD CENTER DATE:

02/08/1945

 

 

MOD CENTER PLACE:

Tucson

USAAF ACCEPTANCE DATE:

03/05/1945

 

 

TO STAGING AREA DATE:

03/08/1945

STAGING PLACE:

Salinas, CA

OVERSEAS FLIGHT DATE:

03/30/1945

DEPARTURE PLACE:

San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

 

OVERSEAS ARRIVAL DATE:

 

DESTINATION:

Nadzab

 

 

 

 

MOD COMPLETED

 

 

 

OVERSEAS:

 

OVERSEAS MOD PLACE:

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT:

380/530

ASSIGNMENT

 

 

 

DATE:

 

STATION:

Murtha Strip, Mindoro

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST MISSION:

05/04/1945

WHERE (1ST MISSION):

Saigon, Indo China

 

 

 

 

NO. OF MISSIONS:

34 PH

TERMINATION DATE:

09/1945

 

 

 

 

WHY TERMINATED:

Transferred to FEAF

WHERE TERMINATED:

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRICKEN OFF CHARGE:

 

WHERE REMOVED:

 

 NOTES:              The 380th records show an aircraft with this serial number, and folklore named it as "LIQUIDATOR" - it is possible that this name is wrong and therefore the nose art shown here may not be the correct one.



 

AIRCRAFT RECORD CARD

 
Nose Art: LIQUIDATOR
Serial No.: 44-42323
Model: B-24M-25-CO
 




MAINTENANCE CREW

 
Nose Art: LIQUIDATOR
Serial No.: 44-42323
Model: B-24M-25-CO


 

SSN

Rank

Name

Crew Chief(s):

 

 

Not Available in Current Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSN

Rank

Name

Mechanic(s):

 

 

Not Available in Current Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    Notes:    

 



MISSION RECORD



 

LIQUIDATOR

Serial No.:  44-42323 Model: B-24M-25-CO

  The 380th records show an aircraft with this serial number, and folklore named it as "LIQUIDATOR" - it is possible that this name is wrong and therefore the nose art shown here may be incorrect.

Source:  Glenn R. Horton, Jr.

 

 

Source:  Horton/Horton, King of the Heavies, p. 151.

 

Source:  http://www.b24bestweb.com/liquidator.htm

 

This nose art also claimed by 494th Bomb Group, 7th Air Force, for their 44-42052.  This picture and the previous ones (from Glenn Horton) are of that aircraft since 380th had no bombardier named Lt. ZAPA (other name(s) covered by tarp in above photo).  We do not know how our aircraft looked compared to this one.

Aircraft 44-42323 was definitely a 380th aircraft per this picture shown below (its tail markings identify it as a 380th ship).

 

Source:  Horton, Best in the Southwest, center color insert page #31.



Last updated:  02/19/2007 04:56 PM