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The plane was originally with the 345th BS, 98th BG. It was used as a radar equipped sea search plane. When it was transferred to the 343rd BS the Dopey nose art was applied. It was painted by Crew Chief Amos Nicholson. The starboard side of the aircraft had the nose art Arkansas Traveler. The plane was destroyed by fire on April 11, 1943. There is some question as to what happed. Some say it was destroyed by enemy agents or enemy paratroopers. Some say it was accidentally set ablaze by American soldiers who had washed it with gasoline.
United States of America | Military
Consolidated B-24 Liberator/PB4Y Privateer | 41-23781