NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

MARTHA R.

XB

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24

H

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20

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CF

42-50290

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N/A

Starboard (Right) Side - War Weary (WW) Former 389th/566th (-M)
Fitted with Experimental 4.5in M-10 Rocket Launcher

Contributor - Georges "Gino" Künzle 

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Replacement ship from Apr through Sep 44 when it was declared war weary and loaned to 458th BG for truckin' missions. In Oct 44 it had a 4.5in rocket launcher tube cluster fitted beneath the rear fuselage. Eventually salvaged by 3 SAD due to right aux spars being badly buckled front and rear (dates recorded 26-31 May 45).
Recorded as assigned to 448th BG when salvaged. There is a faint suspicion that it might have been one of several assembly ships used by that Group.

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