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Old 9th May 2010, 22:37
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B-24 Lib nose art, (Connebbs Special) any idea?

Hiya all
Not my normal bit of research. Just bought a original picture of a front end of a lib-24, believe she is from the pacific area. 5AAF?

Her name is 'Connebb's Special'. does anybody know anything about this aircraft, unit, numbers, crew, anything at all............

Thanks for looking.

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Re: B-24 Lib nose art, (Connebbs Special) any idea?

B-24D 41-23765 "Connell's Special";
tail turret from a wrecked B-24D grafted on the nose;
named for Brig. Gen. Carl Connell, Air Service Command, Brisbane;
flown by Col. Arthur Rogers C.O. of 90th B.G.;
first op. 10 april 1943 Wewak :
co-pilot Lt. Ben Browder (Texas),
navigator Lt. Phil Conti ( Vermont),
bombardier Lt. George "Ace" Dunmore ( California ),
flight engineer / top turret gunner Sgt. Robert Seper,
nose turret gunner Sgt. Harold Pierce ( Washington ),
tail turret gunner Sgt. Stephens,
waist gunner Sgt. Riley ( Tennessee ),
waist gunner Sgt. Hodges ( North Carolina ),
radio operator Sgt. Robertson ( Texas ),
"observer" Col. Koon;
hydraulics damaged by flak, collapse of the nose wheel on landing ( repairs took 21 days )

From The Jolly Rogers by John S. Alcorn
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Re: B-24 Lib nose art, (Connebbs Special) any idea?

Hello, can I ask where you got the picture from? My mother's uncle is George Dunmore.
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