NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

GAMBLING LADY

B

-

24

J

-

145

-

CO

44-40113

8

93

409

YM

Y

00-6

 N/A

Port (Left) Side - Albuquerque 1946 - 409th BS Emblem

Contributor - Jeff Blaser

Info Contributor - Al Blue
This plane was originally assigned to the 492nd Bomb Group and was taken overseas by the Gus Konstand crew of the 857th Bomb Squadron. This crew was number 711, which explains the "seven" and "eleven" showing on the dice in the nose art.
The plane flew 15 missions with the 492nd Bomb Group, and after the Group disbanded in August, 1944, the plane was transferred to the 93rd Bomb Group.
Returned to the U.S. after VE Day.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
The sequence of assignments:
8 492 857 (9H G)
8 93 329 (RE K) from Aug 44
8 93 409 (YM Y) from 11 or 12 Jan 45 when 329th BS became composed exclusively of lead aircraft equipped with H2X RZI

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