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Consolidated B-24D/J Liberator * Retired *
2 B-24D Mk.III trainer aircraft transferred from the RAF 11 December 1944. Returned to the RAF 25 February 1945. Used by 321 sqn at China Bay, Cocos Island, NEI for the training of aircrews in the reconnaissance/ASW role. 21 B-24J GR.Mk.VI aircraft transferred from the RAF 7 December 1944. Used by 321 sqn Used by 321 sqn at China Bay, Cocos Island, NEI for long range reconnaissance/ASW. Several aircraft returned to RAF in May 1945 after deteriorating to a very poor state, followed by the rest in March 1946 since they were lend-lease aircraft. KH299 made a return flight to the Netherlands and back in September 1945.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
FL912     20 Dec 1944 B-24D Liberator III, Code letter P, back to RAF 25 Feb 1945
FL940     11 Dec 1944 B-24D Liberator III, Code letter Z, back to RAF 16 Feb 1945
EV824     Dec 1944 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter L, back to RAF 27 May 1945
EV831     Dec 1944 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter N, back to RAF 27 Feb 1945
EV832     Dec 1944 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter M, back to RAF 27 Feb 1945
EV834     Dec 1944 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter K, back to RAF June 1945
EV869     26 Dec 1944 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter J, back to RAF 27 Feb 1945
EV889     Dec 1944 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter G, back to RAF 27 Feb 1945
EW317   44-10320 20 Dec 1944 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter F, back to RAF Mar 1946
EW320   44-10323 7 Dec 1944 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter B, scrapped Morokrembangan Mar 1946
EW321   44-10324 1 Feb 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter E, back to RAF 27 Feb 1945
KG847   44-10352 1 Feb 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter D, back to RAF 27 Feb 1945
KG852   44-10357 26 Dec 1944 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter A, scrapped Morokrembangan 1946
KG991   44-10656 18 Dec 1944 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter C, accident Semarang 26 Dec 1945
KH138   44-10703 May 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter W, scrapped 1946
KH186   44-10751 1 June 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter M, accident, scrapped 18 June 1945
KH187   44-10752 May 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter H, back to RAF Mar 1946
KH193   44-44054 May 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter Y, back to RAF Mar 1946
KH194   44-44055 May 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter V, back to RAF Mar 1946
KH296   44-44167 May 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter J, accident China Bay 8 July 1945
KH299   44-44170 May 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter Z, scrapped Morokrembangan 1946
KH382   44-44253 May 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter P, scrapped Morokrembangan 1946
KH383   44-33254 June 1945 B-24J Liberator GR.VI, Code letter M, scrapped Morokrembangan 1946

References:

  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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