NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

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PHOTO CREDITS

RACY TOMATO!

B

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24

G

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10

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NT

42-78266

15

449

718 ~ 26 00-1 NARA

Port (Left) Side - Line #222 - Before Name was Applied
Lost 25 Dec 44, AUT - MACR 10915 - Pilot Frederick S. Orchard

Info Contributor - James A. Leddy
Caption Reads: "A brand new B24-G (North American Aviation Inc.)"

Info Contributor - Mark Coffee
Flown overseas by the Al Isaacs crew in April 44. Isaacs was a former Disney cartoonist and painted the nose art. RACY TOMATO! ditched in the Adriatic on Christmas day (25 Dec 44) returning from a mission to Innsbruck. Orchard's crew was aboard and all nine were killed in the ditching attempt.

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