NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

"501"

B

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24

J

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105

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CF 44-44501

10

7

493

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~ 02-1

N/A

Color Image - Starboard (Right) Side - AKA - "HAP ARNOLD SPECIAL", "THE SPIRIT OF FT. WORTH", and "OLE 501"

Contributor - Robert Livingstone

Research Team Comments: The last of the 3,034 B-24s assembled at the Consolidated Fort Worth Plant, coming off the line 30 Dec 44. Crashed on takeoff from Dudkundi, India in May 1945; Pilot Lt Ralph Goodrich; Copilot Lt Vernon Drake. Also crashed on takeoff in Abadan, Iran in Oct 1945 on it's return to ZI. This plane was converted to an AZON aircraft.

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