B-24D Liberator “Sherazade”

Pilot and crew in front of the B-24 Liberator “Sherazade” of the 425th Bomb Squadron, 308th Bomb Group, Fourteenth Air Force in China in WWII. The bomber markings list ten missions with three Japanese fighters shot down and one boat sunk. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

Consolidated B-24 Liberator Sherazade -- 425th Bomb Squadron, 308th Bomb Group, 14th Air Force

U.S. Air Force Photo


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8 comments to B-24D Liberator “Sherazade”

  • Pop

    B-24 Sherazade was named after the character in Arabian Nights. She flew with 425th BS, 308th BG, 14th Air Force in the Pacific.

  • Brad Kaiser

    My father, Robert Kaiser was a flight engineer on a B-24 called the ” China Doll “. He flew with the 308th Bomb Group, 425th Bomb Squadron in the 14th Air Force. Dad was in China, Burma and india from early 1943 untill late 1944. I have a lot of pictures dad took while he was over there and would love to share as many as I can. You can find sevral of the at this web site RKofflyingtigers.web.com

    Thanks so much. Love the pic ofn the ” Sherazade ”

  • Jodie

    My Uncle, Morton Salk, was the Bombardier on Sherazade during a fateful mission over Hankow on 24 Aug 43. The pilot, Maj. Horace Foster, was killed and the co-pilot, Lt. Donald J. Koshiek was also seriously injured. My Uncle tried to aid Maj. Foster but, realizing that the co-pilot was also injured, he took control of the plane. He flew it until Lt. Koshiek was able to retake control. I think the Sherazade was the only B-24 to survive this mission.
    If anyone else knows more about this mission, I would be grateful to hear from them.

  • James

    Mr. Kaiser, My great grand uncle 2nd Lt Ernest Weston Caldwell,served on the China Doll #44-49870 with the 23rd bomber squadron,5th bomber group in the Pacific. Samar Island Phillippines. He was killed when the China Doll crashed on June 18th 1945. I wonder if its the same plane? Please send me any pictures you have Thank you James

  • Wanda Burns Maupin

    I have a picture of “the Consolidated Mess” my dad in the picture. I know he was a airial gunner, His name was Sgt. Raymond A. Burns.. kinda looks like him in the cockpit of this plane….he also was a mechanic. I have a photo, a paper copy

  • Bridget Howard

    My uncle, 2nd Lt. Evert P. Mitchell, was the pilot of a B-24- he, his plane and his crew were lost somewhere over China on 9 Aug 1944… he was with the 14th Air force, 308 Bomb Group, 425 Bomb Squad… If anyone has any information, pictures, or any ideas on where I could find information, I’d love to hear from you!

    Thank you,
    Bridget Howard

  • Please try http://www.forum.armyairforces.com
    Also, if on Facebook check out http://www.facebook.com/groups/308thBombGroup and my site http://www.dainthecbi.com

    Lots of photos and dialogue which might help.


    Mike H.

  • Barb Foster-Macal

    I would love more information on Maj. Horace Foster of the 425 Squad, 308 Bomb group. We are related (I am a cousin). Thank you!