Previously allocated to 492nd BG, 858th and then 857th Squadron.
There is some doubt on whether there may have been a second B24 similarly named and carrying the serial number 44-48829. "Bangin Lulu" returned to Willow Run after hostilities and the photo we have indicates that it was in remarkably good condition for a veteran aircraft that had seen a full year's combat including a crash landing at Metfield which ended its career with 492BG. Unfortunately, we have never seen a photo which displays both the nose art on the right side and the tail fin number confirming which serial number is correct. If anyone can provide such a photo, definite evidence or a list of mission dates for #091 or #829 whilst deployed with 446BG I would greatly appreciate the clarification.
Known Mission List
© Ray Bowden 2 December 2023