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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.
  • Miss Carry
    D
    Original aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 14 May 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 18 May 43. Gore Field 19 May 43. Cheyenne 20 May 43. Spokane 26 May 43. Portland 4 Jun 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 2 Jul 43. Dow Field 13 Jul 43. 8th AF 17 Jul 43. Paul W. Vance WIA 10 Oct 43 at Munster. 230334 collides with 230325 on mission to Frankfurt 29 Jan 44, damages props. 334 MIA, 325 returns to base. Robert J. Watson, copilot, KIA 12 Jun 44. Salvaged Greencastle, N. Ireland 2 May 45.
  • Coy Decoy II
    U
    Accepted by USAAF 30 Jun 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 3 Jul 43. Gore Field 4 Jul 43. Cheyenne 5 Jul 43. Dow Field 27 Jul 43. 8th AF 5 Aug 43. Severe 20mm damage on mission to Hanau 4 Oct 43. Transfer to RAF 21 Jan 44.
  • Geronimo
    O
    Accepted by USAAF 1 Jul 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 3 Jul 43. Gore Field 4 Jul 43. Cheyenne 5 Jul 43. Dow Field 27 Jul 43. Hit by flak, one engine out, crashed near Malmedy 19 July 44. All KIA.
  • Wild Children
    V
    Accepted by USAAF 6 Jul 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 8 Jul 43. Gore Field 9 Jul 43. Cheyenne 10 Jul 43. Kearney 23 Jul 43. Topeka 1 Aug 43. Kearney 7 Aug 43. Topeka 13 Aug 43. Scott Field 14 Aug 43. 8th AF 24 Aug 43. MIA Emden 11 Dec 43. Hit by flak, crashed near Groningen. All POW.
  • Ice Cold Katie
    H
    Accepted by USAAF 10 Nov 43. Denver Mod Center 11 Nov 43. Kearney 27 Nov 43. Manchester 23 Dec 43. Presque Isle 25 Dec 43. 8th AF 31 Dec 43. Hit a tree at Grundisburgh while being slow timed on 2 Jun 44. Salvaged 4 Jun 44. All KIA.
  • Belle of the Brawl
    N
    Accepted by USAAF 22 Nov 43. Denver Mod Center 23 Nov 43. Kearney 16 Nov 43. Wilimington 31 Dec 43. Manchester 1 Jan 44. MIA La Glacerie, France 8 May 44. Hit by flak, crashed near Breuville. Vlahos, Morris POW, rest KIA.
  • Old Soldier/Shatzi III
    C
    Aceepted by USAAF 27 Nov 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 30 Nov 43. Kearney 13 Dec 43. Grenier 26 Jan 44. 8th AF 28 Han 44. Arthur Harman WIA 23 Mar 44 at Brunswick. Took off on weather mission on 24 May 44. Mechanical difficulty, probably fire, force crew to bail out. Plane crashed in the Willows, a wood south of base. Percy Stressing crew. Salvaged 27 May 44.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Belle of the Brawl
    F
    Accepted by USAAF 16 Mar 44. Denver Mod Center 16 Mar 44. Hunter Field 16 Mar 44. Love Field 21 Apr 44. Hunter Field 30 Apr 44. Dow Field 30 Apr 44. 8th AF 5 May 44. Robert R. Rice WIA 15 Oct 44 at Cologne. Howard Brooks, radio operator, and John Cullen, waist gunner, KIA 14 Feb 45. MIA Kaiserlautern 2 Jan 45. Right wing blown off by flak. All POW.
  • De Joker
    J
    Accepted by USAAF 26 Apr 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 28 Apr 44. Great Falls 28 Apr 44. Cheyenne 30 Apr 44. Kearney 9 May 44. Bangor 20 May 44. Dow Field 21 May 44. 8th AF 24 May 44. Battle damage on 4 Aug 44 FRANTIC mission. Nr. 3 engine shot out. Repaired and returned to base via Cairo and Benghazi 28 Aug 44. Also assigned to 568th BS. MIA Merseburg 30 Nov 44. Hit by flak and exploded. Crashed at Zwickau. Booth, Davidson, Jackson, Walsh KIA, rest POW.
  • Lady Satan/Boomerang Baby
    L
    Accepted by USAAF 15 Mar 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 16 Mar 44. Kearney 31 Mar 44. Bangor 4 Apr 44. Dow Field 4 Apr 44. 8th AF 7 Apr 44. MIA Merseburg 29 Jul 44. Hit by flak and fighters. Nr. 3 and 4 engines caught fire. Crashed at Hassenhausen. Wielgos, Putnam KIA, rest POW. Tillison died 31 Mar 45 while POW..
  • P
    Accepted by USAAF 21 Apr 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 22 Apr 44. Kearney 16 May 44. Bangor 25 May 44. Grenier 27 May 44. 8th AF 29 May 44. Collided with 297182 26 Aug 44. Both planes exploded. Crashed near Hitchin, England. Five killed, rest survive.
  • Gloria Ann II/Close Crop
    E
    Accepted by USAAF 28 Jan 44. Tulsa Mod Center 27 Jan 44. Kearney 16 Feb 44. Presque Isle 29 Mar 44. 8th AF 2 Mar 44. Crashed at Parham one minute after takeoff on 27 Dec 44. Crew killed.
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