NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

ALL AMERICAN

B

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24

J

-

85

-

CF

44-44052

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R0-2

 N/A

Restoration/Representation - Port (Left) Side - Color Image

Contributor - Lt. Col. Craig Rainey
Owned and operated by the Collings Foundation. The aircraft was built at the Consolidated Aircraft Company's Fort Worth, Texas plant in August 1944 and delivered to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF).  However, in October of 1944 it was transferred to the Royal Air Force (RAF), which used it for patrol and bombing missions in the Pacific.  It saw considerable action against Japanese shipping.

Research Team Comments: Allocated RAF serial KH191 (Liberator GR.VIII) and operated in SEAC. Post war was pulled from graveyard and flew with 8 Sqn Indian Air Force until retirement. Purchased by Doug Arnold and flown to USA in 1982. Later bought by David Tallichet and operated as ALL AMERICAN (port side) and GOLDEN GIRL (starboard side). Owned and flown by Collings Foundation (Bob Collings) as The DRAGON AND HIS TAIL, (43rd BG / 64th BS). Repainted as WITCHCRAFT (467th BG / 790th BS).

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