This B-24 was delivered to the 467th at Wendover AAF, Utah and was assigned to the crew of 2/Lt. George W. Reed who subsequently flew it by the Air Transport Command Southern Ferry Route from Florida to Brazil to Dakar then to England. Departing Florida on 29 February 1944 and arriving at Station 145, Rackheath, England on 19 March 1944. The aircraft was flown on 130 Combat Missions by various crews without an early return or having any crewman injured or killed on the missions. It flew on the first Group Mission on 10 April 1944 and also the last Group Mission on 25 April 1945. The aircraft was returned to the Zone of the Interior in June 1945 were it was subsequently salvaged.
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