Starduster joined the Jolly Rogers when she had the distinction of being the only B-24 with a belly gun. That rather surprised the first Zekes who attacked her from below. The first was blown to hell - the others beat it to hell away. Starduster proudly served a General on her first night mission over Rabaul. On one of her missions her rudder cable was shot away, but she murdered the Zeke that did it and another for good measure. Boat hungry, Starduster once beached one and skip bombed a four ship convoy.
Badly hit, she had to salvo everything she could to make a safe landing at a nearby base. Before returning to the States with 67 missions, she'd sunk two boats, damaged one, and shot down no less than eleven Zeros. Only one of her crew were ever wounded.

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