42-78269

Date Crash or Accident 03/25/1945

Aircraft: B-24
Tail/Serial Number: 42-78269
Model: G-10-NT
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Group and Squadrons(s) Assigned:
459 BG (759 SQ)


Plane Nose Art Names: Corsica Kid

MACR: 13191 Disposition: Int Hun; The ship nicknamed "Corsica Kid" landed at the A/D at Pecs, Hungary, on March 25, 1945. While the fliers got back to the base pretty soon the ship remained in Soviet hands. It was - together with other planes that were captured for various reasons as well - tested and it stayed "in service" until 1948 or 1949.


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