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  • Serial
    Name
    Model
    A/C
    Squadron
    History
  • The Bad Penny
    W
    Original Aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 28 Apr 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 1 May 43. Gieger Field 25 May 43. Great Falls 7 Jun 43. Smoky Hill 29 Jun 43. Dow Field 10 Jul 43. 8th AF 12 Jul 43. MIA Bordeaux 5 Dec 43. Out of fuel. Ditched in North Sea off Abbotsbury. Crew rescued.
  • Shy Ann
    T
    Accepted by USAAF 30 Jul 43. Tulsa Mod Center 30 Jul 43. Scott Field 28 Sep 43. 8th AF 27 Aug 43. Salvaged 15 Jul 45.
  • J
    PFF aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 25 Nov 44. Hunter Field 25 Nov 44. Palm Springs 28 Nov 44. Hunter Field 29 Nov 44. Grenier 9 Dec 44. 8th AF 11 Dec 44. To 390th 18 Dec 44. First coded FC-G. Changed to FC-J after loss of 337519. Transfer to 100th BG May 45. To U.S. 1 Oct 45. To Kingman 13 Dec 45.
  • Chug-A-Lug
    P
    Accepted by USAAF 11 May 44. To Dallas Mod Center 12 May 44. To Langley for PFF conversion 24 Jun 44. To 8th AF 15 Jul 44. To U.S. 5 Jul 45. To Kingman 23 Nov 45.
  • P
    Accepted by USAAF 10 Jul 44. Dallas Mod Center 11 Jul 44. To Langley for PFF conversion 8 Aug 44. Hnter Field 1 Sep 44. Grenier 12 Sep 44. 8th AF 13 Sep 44. William J. Welsh WIA 24 Dec 44 at Zellhausen. William J. Jones WIA 6 Jan 45 at Kusel. To U.S. 3 Jul 45. To Kingman 17 Dec 45.
  • R
    PFF aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 23 Oct 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 25 Oct 44. Hunter field 25 Nov 44. Dow Field 14 Dec 44. 8th AF 15 Dec 44. Transferred to 100 th BG May 45. To U.S. 16 Oct 45. To Walnut Ridge 18 Oct 45.
  • Q
    PFF aircraft. Accepted by USAAF 16 Dec 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 16 Dec 44. Hunter Field 10 Jan 45. To 390th 19 Feb 45. To MTO 28 May 45. TO U.S. 29 Oct 45. To Walnut Ridge 14 Jan 46.
  • 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.
  • Little Butch II
    A
    Accepted by USAAF 9 Dec 43. Denver Mod Center 12 Dec 43. Kearney 30 Dec 43. 8th AF 6 Jan 44. First coded BI-W. Changed to BI-A when 231717 was lost. George R. Waite WIA 29 Jul 44 at Merseburg. MIA Derben 14 Jan 45. Crashed at Goerne. Wiegand, Bracht, Shipplett, Barker KIA, rest POW.
  • 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.
  • Paydola/Johnny Walker
    U
    Accepted by USAAF 10 Aug 43. Denver Mod Center 10 Aug 43. Redmond, Oregon 15 Aug 43. 8th AF 8 Sep 43. Andrew Wallner WIA 22 Mar 44 at Berlin. Returned to U.S. 10 Jul 45. South Plains 11 Jul 45. Declared excess 12 Jul 45. To Kingman 19 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.
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy/Holey Joe/General Sherman/Quee
    B
    Accepted by USAAF 9 Oct 43. Long Beach Mod Center 9 Oct 43. Grand Island 22 Oct 43. 8th AF 9 Nov 43. John Oliver, Francis MacKay, Stanley Davis, Von Schlegel WIA 11 Dec 43 at Emden. Thomas Parks WIA 4 Feb 44 at Frankfurt. To U.S. 9 Jul 45. To Kingman 18 Dec 45.
  • 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.
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