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B-24D-75CO 42-40609 Jersey Bounce

42-40609

AIRCRAFT TYPE: B-24D-75 MANUFACTURE: CO

CONSTRUCTION #: 1686 SERIES NUMBER: 42 / 45

DATE BUILT: 07 April 1943 DATE ACCEPTED: 07 April 1943 DATE SOC: 01 August 1943


AIR FORCE ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
8th 01 Jun 43 - 27 Jun 43
9th 27 Jun 43 - 01 Aug 43


COMBAT WING ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
201st 01 Jun 43 - 01 Aug 43


GROUP ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
93rd 01 Jun 43 - 01 Aug 43


SQUADRON ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
330th 01 Jun 43 - 01 Aug 43


  • FINAL LOCATION: Ploesti, Romania
  • MACR: 335
  • GROUP MARKINGS:
  • SQUADRON MARKINGS:
  • A/C I.D. MARKINGS: I
  • MARKINGS ASSIGNED: 01 Jun 43
  • AIRCRAFT NAME (S): Jersey Bounce

HISTORY

# DATE MISSION PILOT COMMENTS
10 Apr 43 Airfield Location:
Tucson, AZ
Modification Center: Project 92067-R 5/2
29 Apr 43 Airfield Location:
Long Beach, CA
03 May 43 Airfield Location:
Topeka, KS
Combat crew replacment center
22 May 43 Airfield Location:
Presque Isle, ME
UGLY (overseas departure)
28 May 43 Airfield Location:
Hardwick, England
SoXo (assigned to 8th AF)
14 Jun 43 Transfered to MTO GLENN (assigned to 9th AF)
27 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Terra, Libya (LG 7)
1 02 Jul 43 San Pancrazio, Italy
Target: airfield
1st Lt. Long, W.
2 05 Jul 43 Messina, Italy
Target: railroad yard
1st Lt. Ford, H.
3 10 Jul 43 Vibo Valenia, Italy
Target: airfield
1st Lt. Long, W.
12 Jul 43 San Giovanni, Italy
Target: port facilities
1st Lt. Ford, H. Aborted: Bomb bay door failure, bombs brought back to base.
4 13 Jul 43 Vibo Valenia, Italy
Target: airfield
Capt. Long, W. Bomb release electrical failure.
5 15 Jul 43 Foggia, Italy
Target: airfield
Capt. Long, W.
6 17 Jul 43 Naples, Italy
Target: railroad yard
Capt. Long, W. Engines: #1 booster pump and fuel pressure low, voltage regulator, battery and two generators failure.
. Combat damage (AA): 2 holes: bomb-bay and oxygen system.
7 19 Jul 43 Rome, Italy
Target: railroad yard
Capt. Long, W.
end 01 Aug 43 Ploesti, Romania
Target: oil production
Capt. Long, W. Combat damage (AA) # 1 & 4 engines,
tail turret, nose, four feet left wing tip.
Crash landed: Ploesti, Romania - SOC

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