B-24J Liberator bomber 'Tubarao', lead assembly ship of the 491st Bomber Group, US 855th Bomber Squadron based at RAF North Pickenham, Norfolk, England, UK, 1945

Caption   B-24J Liberator bomber 'Tubarao', lead assembly ship of the 491st Bomber Group, US 855th Bomber Squadron based at RAF North Pickenham, Norfolk, England, UK, 1945 ww2dbase
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Added Date 21 May 2010

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1. Alexandre Trindade says:
23 May 2016 12:36:07 PM

Anyone knows why this B24 had a portuguese name "tubarão"?
2. matt says:
2 Oct 2016 06:55:32 PM

My father was flew Tubarao over to the european theatre through Natal, Brazil. He painted the teeth and eyes on the plane during training in the. They were laid over in Natal by the weather. As the crew rode the jitney out to the plane in the hard stand, the jitney driver saw the menacing teeth and yelled out "Tubarao, Tubarao", whIch means shark in Portuguese. My father painted the name on the plane the next day.
3. Fred Nicoalu says:
30 Sep 2018 05:48:52 AM

Many USAAF squadrons flew to the ETO passing by Natal, Brazil. Specially for D-Day. Have you ever wondered how a plane could fly from the US to the British Isles? Yes, getting to Natal and then crossing the Atlantica at is narrow strech of water, to Africa. And then, to Europe.

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