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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.
  • Dottie III/Green Banana
    J
    Accepted by USAAF 17 Mar 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 18 Mar 43. Gore Field 19 Mar 43. Walla Walla 28 Mar 43. Selfridge 29 Apr 43. Presque Isle 4 May 43. 8th AF 7 May 43. Assigned to 96th BG. Name Rum Boogie II. Transferred to 390th BG. MIA Zeitz16 Aug 44. Hit by flak. Harms KIA, rest POW.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hells Belles/Sure Thing
    K
    Accepted by USAAF 8 Oct 43. Denver Mod Center 8 Oct 43. Grand Island 27 Oct 43. 8th AF 17 Nov 43. MIA Oranienburg 18 Apr 44. Hit by flak. Bomb bay and Nr. 2 engine caught fire. Crashed at Berge. All POW.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Anna
    D
    Accepted by USAAF 26 Apr 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 27 Apr 44. Hunter Field 4 May 44. Dayton 7 May 44. Hunter Field 17 May 44. 8th AF 18 May 44. Severe battle damage 15 Oct 44. Nr. 3 and 4 engines feathered. Right wing on fire. Francis WIA, Priest KIA, Rutkowski KIA after leaving aircraft. Francis, McLaughlin return, rest POW. Fire goes out, pilot lands at Trond A/D, Belgium. Salvaged 14 Nov 44.
  • R
    Accepted by USAAF 5 Jul 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 6 Jul 44. Kearney 12 Jul 44. Bangor 19 Jul 44. Dow Field 20 Jul 44. 8th AF 20 Jul 44. Ansel O. Miller WIA 25 Sep 44 at Ludwigshafen. MIA Zellhausen 24 Dec 44. Hit by flak and exploded. Crashed near Wiesbaden. Garst, Burrows, Betz KIA, rest POW. Burrows killed by strafing Allied fighters.
  • Gallopin Gremlin
    M
    Accepted by USAAF 18 Jul 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 18 Jul 44. Kearney 25 Jul 44. Manchester 7 Aug 44. Assigned 8th AF 18 Aug 44. MIA Zellhausen 24 Dec 44. Hit by flak, went into flat spin and exploded. Crashed near Wiesbaden. Weishan, Clark, Carter , Samsel POW, rest KIA.
  • 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..
  • 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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