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|caption=42-78247 as it looked after the Germans repaired it.<ref name="461st crews Gray">http://www.461st.org/Crews/765th%20Crews/gray.html</ref>
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|designation=Consolidated B-24 Liberator
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|version=B-24G-10-NT
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|originaloperator=461st BG, 765th BS
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'''42-78247''' was a [[:Category:Consolidated B-24 Liberator|Consolidated B-24G-10-NT Liberator]]
 
 
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
Built by North American Aviation, 42-78247 was captured by the Luftwaffe,<ref>http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=42-78247&content=</ref> after being forced down by anti aircraft fire while on a mission against Munich.<ref>http://www.461st.org/Aircraft/Replacements/PDFs/MACR%208972.pdf</ref>
Built by North American Aviation, 42-78247 was assigned to the 461st BG, 765th BS.
 
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[[File:42_78247_Going_down.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Photograph of 42-78247, going down on 4 October 1944.<ref name="461st crews Gray"/>]]
 
On 4 October 1944, the aircraft was captured by the Luftwaffe, and flown as CL+XZ,<ref>http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=42-78247&content=</ref> after being forced down by anti aircraft fire while on a mission against Munich.<ref>http://www.461st.org/Aircraft/Replacements/PDFs/MACR%208972.pdf</ref>
 
 
 
After repairs were completed, the aircraft was used to test German radar and other electronics.<ref>http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-pictures/captured-aircrafts-germany-31827-3.html</ref> The subsequent fate of the aircraft is unclear.
 
After repairs were completed, the aircraft was used to test German radar and other electronics.<ref>http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-pictures/captured-aircrafts-germany-31827-3.html</ref> The subsequent fate of the aircraft is unclear.
   

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History[]

Built by North American Aviation, 42-78247 was captured by the Luftwaffe,[2] after being forced down by anti aircraft fire while on a mission against Munich.[3]

Photograph of 42-78247, going down on 4 October 1944.[1]

After repairs were completed, the aircraft was used to test German radar and other electronics.[4] The subsequent fate of the aircraft is unclear.

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