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    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.
  • Sitting Pretty
    Accepted by USAAF 3 Nov 43. Cheyenne Mod Center 4 Nov 43. Bangor 20 Nov 43. 8th AF 4 Jan 44. Severe flak damage over Brussels on return from mission to Augsburg 13 Apr 44. Vantries WIA at target. Nr. 3 engine windmilling and smoking. Nr 3 prop falls off engine over Channel. Tschudy had 3rd degree burns on hands while throwing out .50 cal gun. Ground looped after landing at RAF base. Crew returned to base next day. Plane later repaired and returned to duty. MIA Leipzig 29 May 44. Shot down by fighters. Nr. 4 engine feathered, right wing on fire and tail damaged. Turned over on its back and went down in spin. Crashed near Rochefort. All evade.
  • Flying Coffin/Dutch Cleaner/Yankee Doodle Dandy
    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.
  • The Diplomat
    Accepted by USAAF 24 Apr 44. Cheyenne Mod Center 26 Apr 44. Kearney 7 May 44. Bangor 20 May 44. Dow Field 21 May 44. 8th AF 22 May 44. John D. Davis WIA 24 Dec 44 at Zellhausen. Severe battle damage at Chemnitz 6 Feb 45. Crew bailed out near Guert, returned. Plane crashed east of Les Combes in a wheat field. Salvaged 6 Feb 45.
  • Gloria Ann II/Close Crop
    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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