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  • Serial
    Name
    Model
    A/C
    Squadron
    History
  • Lucky
    M
    Accepted by USAAF 5 Apr 44. Tulsa Mod Center 4 Apr 44. Hunter Field 17 Apr 44. Houston 18 Apr 44. Jacksonville 20 Apr 44. Dow Field 30 Apr 44. 8th AF 3 May 44. Battle damage 8 Sep 44 at Mainz. Two engines out, landed in France. Edgar W. Moody crew. Coded FC-M after aircraft was repaired and returned to base. While in France, 338515 was coded FC-K. 007 changed to FC-M after loss of 297821. To U.S. 3 Jul 45. To Kingman 19 Dec 45.
  • Purdy Baby/Miss Cue/Sister Kate/Rick-O-Shay IV
    H
    Accepted by USAAF 4 Jan 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 27 Jan 44. Billings 30 Jan 44. Grand Island 11 Feb 44. Grenier 23 Feb 44. 8th AF 23 Feb 44. John Ward WIA 20 Apr 44 at La Glacerie. To U.S. 6 Jul 45. To Kingman 18 Dec 45.
  • Pickle Dropper IV
    J
    Accepted by USAAF 28 Sep 43. Long Beach Mod Center 29 Sep 43. Grand Island 17 Oct 43. 8th AF 1 Nov 43. Louis Matthews WIA 27 Apr 44 at Le Culot. Maurice Heaton, Howard Thomas WIA 7 May 44 at Berlin. MIA Boulogne 5 Jun 44. Hit by flak, caught fire and crashed in English Channel. Eigh bail out prior to crash. All KIA.
  • C
    Accepted by USAAF 28 Dec 43. To Denver Mod Center. Langley 24 Jan 44. Modified for PFF. 8th AF 8 Feb 44. Assigned to 96th BG. Transferred to 390th BG. MIA Nuremberg 10 Sep 44. Exploded after flak hit in right wing. Gilbert, Hall POW, rest KIA.
  • Problem Child
    B
    PFF aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 12 Apr 44. Denver Mod Center 12 Apr 44. Langley 18 May 44. Dow Field 9 Jun 44. 8th AF 10 Jun 44. Assigned to 95th BG. Transferred to 390th BG 10 Sep 44. Radar equipment removed, converted back to B-17G Jan 45. To U.S. and Bradley Field 2 Jul 45. South Plains 4 Jul 45. To Kingman 18 Nov 45.
  • N
    Accepted by USAAF 13 Mar 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 14 Mar 44. Kearney 31 Mar 44. Bangor 4 Apr 44. Dow Field 5 Apr 44. 8th AF 7 Apr 44. MIA Berlin 29 Apr 44. Severe battle damage, one engine smoking, dove into clouds. Crashed at Geitsche. All POW.
  • Lamsy Divy
    F
    Accepted by USAAF 15 Mar 44. Tulsa Mod Center 15 Mar 44. MacDill 28 Mar 44. Bangor 4 Apr 44. Dow Field 5 Apr 44. 8th AF 7 Apr 44. Crashed into radar building on base on 11 May 44. Salvaged 20 May 44.
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