NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

FEATHER MERCHANT

B

-

24

J

-

50

-

CO

42-73477

8

448

713

IG

J

02-1 N/A

Contributor - Robert Livingstone

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

The aircraft was one of the first two B-24J replacement ships received by 448th BG early in Jan 44, flying its first combat mission on 14 Jan 44. It was credited with only 17 sorties and aborted three times between then and 7 May 44, date of its last 448th BG mission.

Info Contributor - Daniel L. Stockton

A "Feather Merchant" is slang for "Civilian".

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