NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

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AF

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PHOTO CREDITS

"583"

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24 M

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30

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FO 44-51583 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 02-1 N/A

Info Contributor - Pete Johnston
Four FB-24 Ferrets ("497", "583", "585", "587") were scheduled for 20th CMS (Operation Olympic) but was cancelled after VJ Day. Note: HAS style bumper wheel.

Info Contributor - Robert Livingstone
Fitted with special radar equipment APQ-13 and APA-6. The rear bomb bay has been sealed off and converted into a sound proof room containing the radar spinner and miscellaneous radar equipment.

Info Contributor - Daniel L. Stockton
Here's what the FB-24 Ferrets were slated for:
"As the war in Europe was being fought to a bitter end during the winter of 1944-45, there was still uncertainty that the Manhattan Project would succeed in its aim of producing atomic weapons. By early 1945, plans were already underway for an American invasion of the Japanese mainland, “Operation Olympic” (the first part of the wider “Operation Downfall”), which was to start with the southern island of Kyushu." For more info on "Operation Olympic".

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