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B-24D Liberator S/N 42-72843

B-24D Liberator S/N 42-72843 is on display indoors at the Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, near Wright-Patterson AFB.

This B-24 flew combat missions from North Africa in 1943-1944 with the 512th Bomb Squadron.

It was flown to the museum in May 1959. It is the same type airplane as the "Lady Be Good" -- the world-famous B-24D that disappeared on a mission from North Africa in April 1943 and was found in the Libyan Desert in May 1959.

Complete List of B-24 Liberator Surviving Aircraft

A total of 18,493 Liberators were built, more than any other aircraft in World War II. Of the massive numbers of Liberators that were built, few survive today. In the United States, only two aircraft are airworthy, and six complete airplanes are on static display, shown below listed by state.

Model
S/N
Name
Locale
Status
City
ST
B-24J
44-44175
Bungay Buckaroo Pima Air & Space Museum Static Display Tucson
AZ
B-24M
44-41916
Shady Lady Castle Air Museum Static Display Atwater
CA
B-24J
44-44272
Joe Fantasy of Flight Museum Static Display Polk City
FL
B-24J
44-48781
Louisiana Belle II Global Power Museum
Barksdale AFB
Static Display Bossier City
LA
B-24J
44-44052
Witchcraft Collings Foundation Airworthy Stow
MA
B-24D
42-72843
Strawberry Bitch National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Static Display Dayton
OH
B-24A
40-2366
Diamond Lil CAF B-24/B-29 Squadron Airworthy Addison
TX
B-24D
41-23908
Unnamed B-24 Hill Aerospace Museum Static Display Ogden
UT


B-24 Liberator - Photographs by Airplanes Of The Past

B-24 Liberator "Strawberry Bitch" at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
B-24 Liberator "Strawberry Bitch" at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army B-24D Liberator, Serial Number 42-72843
U.S. Army B-24D Liberator, Serial Number 42-72843
Left fuselage view of the B-24D Liberator "Strawberry Bitch"
Left fuselage view of the B-24D Liberator "Strawberry Bitch"
Nose art on the B-24 Liberator "Strawberry Bitch" at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton
Nose art on the B-24 Liberator "Strawberry Bitch" at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton
Tail section of the B-24 Liberator "Strawberry Bitch" at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Tail section of the B-24 Liberator "Strawberry Bitch" at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force