NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

GOL' WALLOPER

B

-

24

H

-

30

-

CF

42-50418

15

485

829 ~ F 00-3 N/A

Port (Left) Side

Info Contributor - James A. Leddy
GOL' WALLOPER, 15th AAF Consolidated Liberator named for the bait used by Provo, Utah's famed sportsman, Earl Smoot, was confined to bed by paralysis, at a 15th AAF base in Italy. The Liberator received its name when crew members heard S/Sgt Richard Clark of Provo tell of Smoot's success with this bait and the paralyzed man's request that a bomber be named for him.

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