NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

HEAVEN CAN WAIT

B

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24

D1

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160

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CO

42-72831

7

30 819

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07-1 NARA

"JOY" & "ROSIE" - Renamed to CENSORED after transfer to 11th BG

Contributor - James A. Leddy

Caption reads: "GI of 7th Air Force points to shell damage in B-24 HEAVEN CAN WAIT, Funafutti, Ellice Islands."

Info Contributor - Robert Livingstone

Modified in the ZI at OCAD as a B-24D1, received by the 7th AF on 17 Oct 43 & assigned to 30th BG / 819th BS. Later the names "Joy" & "Rosie" disappeared and "Don Ameche" appeared inside the original lettering. Transferred to 11th BG / 431st BS and all lettering removed and replaced with CENSORED. It survived its combat career to become an RB-24D, suffered a taxi accident at Eniwetok on 14 Aug 45 and is listed as "CON OBS" (scrapped as obsolete = not worth repairing) on 27 Sep 45.

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