B24 "50 Cal Gal"
Wed Feb 21, 2018 08:15

B24D called "50 Cal Gal" with 10 man aircrew, fate unknown. Does anybody know anything about this aircraft and crew? There is one photo on the internet and I have gone to an Air Corps historian, but find nothing. I want to pay tribute to these guys and their aircraft with a paint job going on to my homebuilt RV and need info. Info says "320 squadron, serial 41-23759 or 42-41233, fate unknown" is all I have. Photo shows over 40 small "bombs" painted on the side pointing down, assume it had over 40 missions. Must have been in the Pacific? Please help if you can.Thanks!

    • 50 Cal GalKeith Toczek, Thu Feb 22 18:11
      Thanks for the reply. I tried a different wording on a google search and an obituary from 2004 popped up and had the name of the pilot, James J. McAteer Jr from California and with the names in that... more
      • B24 "50 Cal Gal"heartofhighlands, Sun Feb 25 00:14
        WoW! That's great! I bet that means a lot to his son!
        • 50 Cal GalKeith Toczek, Sun Feb 25 09:47
          I want to say Thank You to the guys that have responded and passed on information. Mr. Tupa provided a treasure trove of pertinent info and photos. Turns out the nose art on the copilot side was the... more
      • B24 "50 Cal Gal"heartofhighlands, Sat Feb 24 01:00
        Good! Just don't give up!!!
    • B24 "50 Cal Gal"heartofhighlands, Thu Feb 22 17:45
      I'm a member of 2 nose art and aircraft FB groups. I searched both with the title, the serial numbers, and found nothing. I sure hope you find more! Don't give up!
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