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PHOTO CREDITS

LIL' MAX

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24

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95

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CO 42-100347

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Port (Left) Side - Before Name & Group Assignment - Character from "Little Max Comics" (Creator - Warren Kremer)

Contributor - Brendan Wood

Info Contributor - Al Blue
Periodically, Consolidated would take the occasion of a new plane's test flight for a 'Photo Op', shooting a dozen or so pictures of the plane in different views - sometimes in color. The mountains to the east of San Diego were often the background, as in this case. 42-100347 was test flown 20 Dec 43, which is no doubt the date the photo was taken, and accounts for the snow on the mountains.
As a matter of coincidence, in early 1944 as a 15 year-old, I wrote to Consolidated and asked them for a picture of a B-24 "because my brother has been assigned to one".

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Flown to England as a replacement Jan or Feb 44. After arrival (and ETO mods), assigned to 8 446 707 (JU M). Lost  26 Sep 44, going down in Rijswijk (a suburb of The Hague), Netherlands.

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