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Liberator A72-6

Aircraft Model:Consolidated B-24D-65-CO Liberator
Identities:42-40522; A72-6
Name / Nose Art:Deliverer
Units:No. 7 Operational Training Unit, RAAF
531st Bombardment Squadron, 380th Bombardment Group, USAAF

Timeline

20 March 1943Received by the US Army Air Force.
5 May 1943Arrived at Amberley, Queensland.
15 February 1944Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force.
1 May 1944Received by No. 7 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
10 November 1944Allotted to No. 1 Engineering School, RAAF.
29 November 1944Received at Point Cook.
29 October 1945Converted to components.

Photos

B-24 'Deliverer' of the 380th Bomb Group after bombing Lae, New GuineaB-24 'Deliverer' of the 380th Bomb Group being cleaned at the 4th Air Depot Group, Townsville

References

Anon. 2012 Deliverer. 380th Bomb Group Association. Retrieved 21 July 2017 from <http://380th.org/HISTORY/PARTV/Deliverer.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Aircraft status cards - Liberator A72-1 to A72-13, A72-31 to A72-99, A10297, BLOCK 404.

Tigwell, C. 2016 RAAF A72 Consolidated B-24D/J/L/M Liberator. ADF Serials. Retrieved 1 April 2017 from <http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a72.htm>.

Record updated on 21 July 2017.


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