NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

JOSÉ CARIOCA

B

-

24

H

-

15

-

FO

42-52643

8

44

68 WQ S 02-3

GEORGE F. MCNAMARA

Walt Disney Character

Contributor - Robin Smith via Michele McNamara Smith (Daughter of Lt George F. McNamara)

Info Contributor - Stephen Adams

Received between 8-17 Apr 44 from 486th BG, and was flown back to the ZI, 1 May 45, by Captain Roy M. Boggs.

Info Contributor - Carlos Lorch (Publisher - Revista Força Aérea, Latin America's major military aviation magazine)

JOSÉ CARIOCA became an instant hit throughout Brazil. Many B-24s staged through Natal, in northeastern Brazil, on their way to North Africa and I believe that is where JOSÉ CARIOCA obtained it's name. Carioca is a person born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Parrot depicted on the plane was a Disney character produced when Brazil joined the USA in WWII.

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