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42-40609 Jersey Bounce

B-24D-75CO 42-40609 Jersey Bounce

42-40609

AIRCRAFT TYPE: B-24D-75 MANUFACTURE: CO

CONSTRUCTION #: 1686 SERIES NUMBER: 42 / 45

DATE BUILT: 07 April 1943 DATE ACCEPTED: 07 April 1943 DATE SOC: 01 August 1943


AIR FORCE ASSIGNEDDATE OF SERVICE
8th01 Jun 43 - 27 Jun 43
9th27 Jun 43 - 01 Aug 43


COMBAT WING ASSIGNEDDATE OF SERVICE
201st01 Jun 43 - 01 Aug 43


GROUP ASSIGNEDDATE OF SERVICE
93rd01 Jun 43 - 01 Aug 43


SQUADRON ASSIGNEDDATE OF SERVICE
330th01 Jun 43 - 01 Aug 43


  • FINAL LOCATION: Ploesti, Romania
  • MACR: 335
  • GROUP MARKINGS:
  • SQUADRON MARKINGS:
  • A/C I.D. MARKINGS: I
  • MARKINGS ASSIGNED: 01 Jun 43
  • AIRCRAFT NAME (S): Jersey Bounce

HISTORY

# DATEMISSIONPILOT COMMENTS
10 Apr 43 Airfield Location:
Tucson, AZ
Modification Center: Project 92067-R 5/2
29 Apr 43 Airfield Location:
Long Beach, CA
03 May 43 Airfield Location:
Topeka, KS
Combat crew replacment center
22 May 43 Airfield Location:
Presque Isle, ME
UGLY (overseas departure)
28 May 43 Airfield Location:
Hardwick, England
SoXo (assigned to 8th AF)
14 Jun 43 Transfered to MTOGLENN (assigned to 9th AF)
27 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Terra, Libya (LG 7)
102 Jul 43San Pancrazio, Italy
Target: airfield
1st Lt. Long, W.
205 Jul 43Messina, Italy
Target: railroad yard
1st Lt. Ford, H.
310 Jul 43Vibo Valenia, Italy
Target: airfield
1st Lt. Long, W.
12 Jul 43San Giovanni, Italy
Target: port facilities
1st Lt. Ford, H.Aborted: Bomb bay door failure, bombs brought back to base.
413 Jul 43Vibo Valenia, Italy
Target: airfield
Capt. Long, W.Bomb release electrical failure.
515 Jul 43Foggia, Italy
Target: airfield
Capt. Long, W.
617 Jul 43Naples, Italy
Target: railroad yard
Capt. Long, W.Engines: #1 booster pump and fuel pressure low, voltage regulator, battery and two generators failure.
. Combat damage (AA): 2 holes: bomb-bay and oxygen system.
719 Jul 43Rome, Italy
Target: railroad yard
Capt. Long, W.
end01 Aug 43Ploesti, Romania
Target: oil production
Capt. Long, W.Combat damage (AA) # 1 & 4 engines,
tail turret, nose, four feet left wing tip.
Crash landed: Ploesti, Romania - SOC

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