NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

READY & WILLING

B

-

24

D

-

20

-

CO

41-24109

8

93

330

AG

C 00-2

 DON MORRISON

Nose Art Inspiration - GIL ELVGREN"FRENCH DRESSING" - Survived Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania
After Transfer, Renamed to 24109 WW (War Weary) as an Assembly Ship (466th BG)

Contributor - Vic Walzel
Piloted by Capt. John "Packy" Roche and Navigator 1st Lt. Hal E. Bilyeu, participants in the 1 Aug 43 low-level Ploesti raid, being the last plane off target.

Info Contributor - Chris Brassfield
The paint, including original name/nose art was stripped off the a/c when it was transferred to the 466th BG and was eventually painted with red "lightning" stripes on a bare metal finish.

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