Nearing completion at Consolidated's
San Diego plant are 21 B-24J-150's that will go to the 491st.
44-40114 (in front) will be christened Paddy's Wagon, escape two traps
laid by the Germans and be one of the few original aircraft flown home
by the group. 117 will be flamed over Germany and 129 blown in half over
Paris by flak. (Photo - Convair)