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  • Serial
    Name
    Model
    A/C
    Squadron
    History
  • Wild Children/Lucky Strike
    W
    Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 3 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 8 May 43. Gore Field 9 May 43. Moses Lake 22 May 43. Geiger Field 25 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 1 Jul 43. Dow Field 11 Jul 43. 8th AF 31 Jul 43. John R. Schoenig WIA 8 Oct 43 at Bremen. Crashed at Grove Farm 3 miles from base during practice mission 9 Jul 44. All KIA.
  • Cabin in the Sky
    B
    Accepted by USAAF 7 Sep 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 9 Sep 43. 8th AF 28 Sep 43. William McConnell, Sam Weinstein WIA 19 May 44 at Berlin. George S. Lomden, KLD 22 Jun 44. Salvaged 30 Jan 44.
  • Dolly
    F
    Accepted by USAAF 12 Oct 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 16 Oct 43. 8th AF 10 Nov 43. MIA Frankfurt 4 Feb 44. Hit by flak, crashed at Lekkerkerk. All POW.
  • M
    Accepted by USAAF 15 Oct 43. Vandalia 26 Oct 43. 8th AF 22 Dec 43. Landed in Kiev to refuel after mission to Ruhland on 21 Jun 44. On departing Poltava on 28 Jun 44, ran into weather and landed at Teheran. To Cairo on 29 Jun 44. Landed at Tripoli. Had five P-51 mechanics as passengers. To Casablanca 3 Jul 44. To England 9 Jul 44. Crash landed at Tolwyn, Wales. Hit an air raid shelter. Damaged beyond repair, salvaged. Crew safe.
  • Shatzi II - We Aim to Please
    Z
    Accepted by USAAF 18 Sep 43. Long Beach Mod Center 20 Sep 43. Scott Field 7 Oct 43. 8th AF 9 Oct 43. Jack Roth WIA 13 Apr 44 at Augsburg. To U.S. 4 Jul 45. To Kingman 16 Nov 45.
  • Gloria Ann
    E
    Accepted by USAAF 25 Sep 43. Denver Mod Center 27 Sep 43. Grand Island 19 Oct 43. 8th AF 20 Oct 43. Sever damage from enemy 20mm cannon fire on Berlin mission 6 Mar 44. Salvaged. Plane had over 700 holes.
  • Flying Coffin/Dutch Cleaner/Yankee Doodle Dandy
    J
    Accepted by USAAF 15 Oct 43. Long Beach Mod Center 15 Oct 43. Grand Island 1 Nov 43. 8th AF 17 Nov 43. Aircraft christened Yankee Doodle Dandy by Jimmy Cagney 15 Mar 44. MIA Leipzig 29 May 44. Shot down by fighters. Nr. 1 engine on fire, left aileron and wing damaged. Crashed near Leipzig. Nesbitt, Larson, Dyer, Meyer KIA, rest POW.
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