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PHOTO CREDITS

CONNELL'S SPECIAL

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24

D1

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5

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CO

41-23765

5

90

320

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Starboard (Right) Side - Later with Natural Metal Finish (NMF)

Contributor - Robert Tupa

The crew actually called her "Susbella", according to a manuscript written by Col. Rogers upon his return. It was the 2nd plane to have a tail turret installed in the nose. Col. Rogers was instrumental in this change, initially discussing it with Mr. Ford in 1942, when the group picked up their planes at the Ford Motor plant. This conversion was actually done in the South West Pacific and it was the first B-24 to go into combat with the new nose turret against the Japanese at Wewak. This is one of the key B-24's of the war. This is the plane of Col. Arthur Rogers, who was the CO of the 90th Bomb Group, after which the group was named "Jolly Rogers".

Standing (L-R)
Bill Martin
Tom Fetter
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Major Pelander
Major Allen Hart
Capt. "Moose"
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Kneeling (L-R)
Capt. McLaughlin
Ted Nelson
Capt. Norman Lawlere




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