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Description Criteria: Douglas B-18
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
36-262 ... 36-343
Douglas B-18
MSN 1650/1731
263 (MSN 1651) to  USAAC 350th BU at Scott Field, Belleville, IL.  W/o in landing 
accident Jun 9, 1944 at Chicago MAP, IL
265 (MSN 1653) W/o Jun 10, 1938 at Delevan, IL
266 (MSN 1654) W/o  Jun 27, 1944 at Barksdale Field, LA
267 (MSN 1655) W/o Jan 15, 1942 at Fresno AB, CA 
269 (MSN 1657) w/o near Coolidge Field, Antigua Sep 14, 1942
270 (MSN 1658) (5th BG) destroyed Hickam Field, Dec 7, 1941
274 (MSN 1662) W/o Aug 30, 1943 at Portsmouth, OH 
275 (MSN 1663) converted to B-18M.  (23rd TTS) w/o in taxiing accident at Managua-Las Mercedes,
Nicaragua May 14, 1944
276 (MSN 1664) w/o in crash Dec 9, 1942 at Boerne, TX.
277 (MSN 1665) to unknown US civil register, then to XB-NOC
278 (MSN 1666) W/o Feb 24, 1943 at MacDill Field, FL
281 (MSN 1669) converted to B-18M 
282 (MSN 1670) with 3rd BS, 6th BG damaged in landing accident at Rio Hato Gunnery Camp, Canal Zone Jan 5, 1941.
283 (MSN 1671) with 75th BS at Albrook Field, CZ. W/o in fatal
crash 6 mi NNE of El Valle, Panama Jun 9, 1941.
286 (MSN 1674) Lend-Lease to Brazil in 1945 as GIA at the Aviation Technical School.
288 (MSN 1676)  W/o  Sep 12, 1941 at Hickam Field, HI
290 (MSN 1678) to RB-18M.  With 89 Svc Sqdn damaged at Barksdale Field, Louisiana Oct 8, 1941.
291 (MSN 1679) (59th BS) forcelanded at Hato, Cuarcao, Dutch West
Indies Feb 19, 1943
292 (MSN 1680) W/o Oct 18, 1943 at Strasburg, CO 
293 (MSN 1681) W/o Oct 12, 1938 at Langley Field, VA
299 (MSN 1687) w/o in crash at Safre, Canal Zone Jan 21, 1942
300 (MSN 1688) Lend-Lease to Brazil in 1942.  Later as FAB 5026.
301 (MSN 1689) with 16th RS at Boise, ID.  W/o in fatal crash Jun 8, 1941, 15 mi E of Lyman, WY
306 (MSN 1694) (31st ABG) crashed Dec 12, 1941 in Sierra Nevada Mountains, 
south of Bishop, CA.  All aboard killed.  Aircraft not
located until Jul 5, 1942. 
307 (MSN 1695) while assigned to 38H, 6th BH at Albrook Field, CZ
w/o in forced landing Mar 14, 1941 at Lake Gatum, CZ.
308 (MSN 1696) w/o in crash at Beane Field, St Lucis, BWI Feb 24, 1942.
309 (MSN 1697) (59th BS) ditched off British West Indies Feb 23, 1943.
311 (MSN 1699) with 6th ABS, 5th ABG at Fort Douglass, UT w/o
when crew bailed out due to bad weather 4 mi W of Park
City, UT Nov 17, 1941
317 (MSN 1705) damaged in forced landing at Newark, Ohio Jul 25, 1941
318 (MSN 1706) assigned as air taxi with solid nose.  Redes as RB-18 on 22 Oct 1942; w/o 16 Jul 1942. Scrapped Oct 1943.
319 (MSN 1707) W/o Jul 31, 1940 at San Carlos, Panama
325 with 17th ABS, 18th ABG was at Wheeler Field on Dec 7, 1941.
333 (MSN 1721) W/o 10 Nov 1941 at Hickam Field, HI
335 burned in hangar at Hickam Field Dec 7, 1941
337 (MSN 1725) W/o Aug 5, 1942 at Bellows Field, Oahu, HI 
338 (19th BG) shot down by fighters off Java Feb 2, 1942. 6 crew KIA.
343 (19th BG) escaped Philippines to Australia.  Used as hack by 4th Air Depot Gp.
Also operated as VH-CCB by 21st TCS Feb-Oct 1942.  Scrapped after Oct 1943.
36-431 ... 36-446
Douglas B-18
MSN 1732/1747
437 (MSN 1738) W/o  Sep 12, 1941 at Hickam Field, HI
440  (MSN 1741) W/o Aug 26, 1941 at Aparri, Philippines
446 (11th BG) crashed on training flight due to main bearing failure on port engine at
Waimanu, Hawaii Feb 25, 1941.  Crew rescued 3 days later.
Aircraft landed at edge of ravine and has since dropped into it.
The wreck is still there.
37-1 ... 37-33
Douglas B-18
MSN 1748,1749,1864/1894
2 (MSN 1749) W/o  May 22, 1943 at Hickam Field, HI
3 (5th BG) destroyed on ground at Hickam Field Dec 7, 1941.
4 (5th BG) destroyed on ground at Hickam Field Dec 7, 1941.
9 crashed on takeoff at Albrook Field, Canal Zone May 11, 1943.
10 (MSN 1871) W/o Dec 12, 1941 at Rio Hato, Panama
11 (5th BG) destroyed on ground at Hickam Field Dec 7, 1941 
12 (MSN 1873) destroyed on ground at Hickam Field Dec 7, 1941.
13 (MSN 1874) W/o Jan 23, 1942 at Essrquebe River, British Guyana
16 (19th BG) escaped to Australia, operated as VH-CWB by 21st 
TCS Jan-Sep 1942
17 (MSN 1878) W/o Mar 29, 1943 at Branchville, SC 
18 (MSN 1879) W/o Mar 22, 1942 in Hawaii
19 (5th BG) destroyed on ground at Hickam Field Dec 7, 1941.
21 (7th BG) crashed at Uniontown, AL Dec 23, 1939, all on
board killed.
22 to N67931
27 (MSN 1888) W/o May 18, 1942 at France Field, Panama Canal Zone 
29 (MSN 1890) converted to B-18B, registered NC52056 in 945, later to N52056.  After use by Avery Aviation as
tanker and then Hawkins and Powers, later put on display at Castle Air Museum, California.
31 (MSN 1892) W/o Dec 30, 1941 at Waller AFB, British West Indies
32 (MSN 1893) Lend-Lease to Brazil in 1942, later as FAB 5027.
37-34 ... 37-34
Douglas DB-2
MSN 1950.  Douglas B-18 built as DB-2. Delivered to Wright Field 8Nov37. Modified to B-18 
standard and delivered to 18thRS, Mitchel Field, NY
37-458 ... 37-634
Douglas B-18A
MSN 2458/2634
458 (MSN 2458) converted to C-58 in 1941.  WFU.  became N67946, then TG-CIL-54 Dec 1957.
463 converted to B-18B.  w/o at Beane Field, St Lucia, British
West Indies Oct 22, 1942.
464 W/o Apr 10, 1942 at Mayaquez, Puerto Rico
467 W/o Apr 22, 1942 at Zanderij Field, Suriname 
468 W/o Nov18, 1938 at La Grange, GA
469 (MSN 2469) to N56847, converted to sprayer, by May 1969 stored
derelict at Tucson, AZ, then put on display at USAFM, Wright Patterson AFB, OH
472 converted to B-16C.  With 7th ASS, w/o in landing accident
at Edinburgh, Trinidad, British West Indies Jun 5, 1943.
474 converted to B-18B.  With 417th BS, crashlanded at 
Camaguey, Cuba Jun 6, 1943.
475 W/o Jun 30, 1943 at Messick, VA 
477 W/o Jun 18, 1943 at East Boston, MA 
480 W/o Apr 16, 1940 at Coney Island, NY
481 crashed near Waller Field, Trinidad, British West
Indies Jul 13, 1942.
482 converted to B-18B.  With 25th BG, 12th BS w/o in landing 
accicent at Dakota Field, Aruba, Dutch West Indies
Jul 1, 1943
483 converted to B-18B.  With 25th BG, 35th BS based at
Paramaribo-Zanderij, Surinam, went missing Dec 14, 1942.
486 converted to B-18B.  With 35th BS, 25th BG destroyed by
fire on ground at Paramaribo-Zanderij, Surinam Aug 3, 1943.
488 W/o Aug 11, 1939 at Langley Field, VA
489 W/o Dec 1, 1944 at Robins Field, GA 
495 converted to B-18B.  With 347th SRG ditched off Roche a Bateau,
Haiti Mar 31, 1944.
496 W/o Mar 8, 1942 at MacDill Field, FL 
497 W/o Oct 19, 1942 at Miami, FL 
498 flew into Twin Sisters Peak near Fairfield, CA in fog 
Oct 24, 1941.  All 5 killed.
500 W/o Aug 11, 1942 at Ojus, FL 
505 (MSN 2505, B-18B) to N67947, XB-JAJ.  Noted Oct 1969
stored engineless at Ensenada, Baja California.  Acquired
by Tucson Air Museum Foundation of Tucson, AZ and stored
at Watsonville, CA.  Registration N18AC apparently reserved
but NTU.  At Pima county Air Museum by Oct 1973.
Acquired by USAFM in 1981 and moved to MASDC, then in 1983
put on display at McChord Air Museum, Washington.
507 converted to B-18B.  W/o at Kokli Reef, British Guiana Oct 18, 1942.
508 converted to B-18C.  With 24th SRG, 33rd SRS, w/o in
takeoff accident at Waller Field, Trinidad, British
West Indies Aug 15, 1944.
509 W/o May 27, 1940 at Muroc AAF, CA
510 W/o Sep 15, 1942 at Meacham Field, Key West, FL 
512 converted to B-18B.  With 417th BS, w/o at Hato, Curacao,
Dutch West Indies Nov 24, 1942.
514 W/o Mar 19, 1942 at Hato Field, Curacao
515 crashed and exploded in bad weather N of Flagstaff, AZ 
Oct 2, 1941.  All 6 killed.
516 W/o Feb 25, 1942 at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico
517 W/o Sep 15, 1942 at Great Machipongo Inlet, VA 
518 crashed on summit of Mt Constance in Olympic Mountains 
of Washington State Sep 10, 1941.  All 6 killed.
519 converted to B-18C,  With 12th BG, 35th BS (manned by crew from 12th BS)  lost at sea in
Caribbean area Jul 24, 1943.  Crew recovered by Colombian navy gunboat.  Floating bomber desroyed
by gunfire from US Navy Destroyer Jul 26.
520 W/o Jan 23, 1940 at March Field, CA
521 (43rd BG, 63rd BS) crashed 10 mi S of Springfield, ME Nov 15, 1941.
All 4 crew killed.
522 crashed Apr 29, 1942 near Kodiak, Alaska attempting to climb through the
mountains while overloaded.  7 killed, one survived.
523 crashed near Morton,WA Jan 16, 1941.  All 7 onboard killed.
526 converted to B-18B.  With 17th ASS, ditched off La Habana,
Cuba Jun 30, 1943.
528 W/o May 15, 1940 at Leesville, VA
529 W/o  Oct 25, 1942 at Fort Randall, AK 
530 had MAD tail boom
531 W/o Jan 31, 1942 at Fort Richardson, AK 
534 (MSN 2534) became N1692M, then HK-537
535 W/o May 1, 1943 at Ladd Field, AK
536 W/o Jun 1, 1942 at Mt Redout, AK 
539 converted to B-18B.  Lost at sea in Caribbean area
Sep 4, 1942.
541 W/o Aug 23, 1942
542 W/o Jan 24, 1942 at Portland AB, OR 
544 W/o May 21, 1940 at Bolling Field, DC
545 W/o Jul 24, 1942 at Midland AFS, TX 
546 Converted to C-58 in 1941; w/o Mar 25, 1942 at Marianna, PA
549 W/o  Jun 23, 1942 at Nome, AK 
551 converted to B-18B.  With 59th BS, w/o in Caribbean area
Feb 23, 1943.
552 (MSN 2552) became N66014 then HK-519.
553 W/o Aug 30, 1940 at Kalama, WA
554 to N66809
561 to N66272
562 lost at sea in Caribbean Jan 29, 1944.
563 W/o Jun 12, 1944 at Kelly Field, TX 
565 W/o Dec 1, 1940 at Bourne Field, Virgin Islands
566 W/o Sep 22, 1942 at Miami, FL 
567 (MSN 2567) to XA-KEX, then XB-POI.  Believed to have had a
US civil registration before going to Mexico.
570 W/o Jan 21, 1942 at Scappoose, OR 
573 converted to B-18B.  Ditched off Aruba Oct 13, 1942.
574 (MSN 2574) converted to RB-18B.  Registered NC66281, then
XH-016 Sep 1949.
575 converted to B-18B.  crashlanded at Vernam Field, Jamaica
Feb 28, 1944
577 (9th Antisubmarine Squadron (ASRON)) ditched May 30, 1043.  Crew rescued.
578 converted to B-18B.  Crashed near Rio Hato, Canal Zone
Nov 19, 1942
580 crashed into Gulf of Paria, Trinidad Jun 9, 1942.  All 
7 onboard killed.
584 W/o Apr 1, 1941 at Rio Hato, Panama
585 converted to B-18B.  With 17th ASS, ditched at sea after engine failure in 
Caribbean area Jul 1, 1943.  Crew rescued
586 W/o Nov 22, 1940 at Guatamala City, Guatamala
588 W/o Feb 24, 1942 at Beane Field, St Lucia
593 W/o Apr 24, 1944 at Cason, TX 
594 converted to B-18B.  With 25th BG, 12th BS ditched off
Hato, Curacao, Dutch West Indies Jul 9, 1943.
595 converted to B-18B.  With 25th BG, 417th BS forcelanded
NW of Camaguey, Cuba Mar 14, 1943
596 (MSN 2596) Lend-Lease to Brazil in 1942 as GIA at the Aviation Technical School.  Later as FAB 5073
598 W/o Mar 15, 1942 at Losey Field, Puerto Rico 
599 converted to B-18C.  With 25th BG, 35th BS, forcelanded
in Duriname River mouth, Surinam Jul 3, 1943.
601 W/o Dec 11, 1941 in sea 70 mi off Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico
602 converted to B-18B.  W/o in taxiing accident at Edinburgh,
Trinidad, British West Indies Apr 5, 1943
603 W/o Jan 13, 1942 at Sacramento, CA 
604 W/o Sep 30, 1941 at Elmendorf Field, AK
608 W/o Oct 16, 1941 at San Juan, Puerto Rico
609 W/o Aug 8, 1943 at Haskell, TX 
611 W/o Feb 21, 1942 at Yoakum, TX 
615 W/o Jun 9, 1940 at Lincoln, NE
616 W/o Oct 30, 1941 at Great Falls, SC
619 (1st Recon Squadron, Westover Field, MA) crashed into Mt Watermomee, NH Jan 4, 1942 after
getting lost while returning from U-Boat patrol over the Atlantic.  2 killed, 5 survived.
622 W/o Feb 9, 1942 at Pine Bluff, AR 
623 W/o May 6, 1942 at Las Piedras, Venezuela 
627 W/o Aug 1, 1941 at Nome, AK
630 MIA 2/16/1944, Alaska.
632 W/o Nov 1, 1941 at Table Rock, OR
38-585 ... 38-609
Douglas B-18A
MSN 2635/2659
587 damaged Jun 24, 1941 in taxi accident at Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico.
588 damaged Aug 4, 1942 in ground accident at Albuquerque AAB, New Mexico.
591 damaged Apr 7, 1942 in takeoff accident at Langley Field, Virginia
592 damaged Apr 27, 1942 in taxi accident at Albuquerqu AAB, New Mexico.
593 (B-18B) operated as firebomber N66267 1954-1970. In storage at
Litchfield, AZ by Sep 1969.  Delivered to Pima Sep 5, 1976.
Now at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.
595 (55 Svc Sqn) force-landed 2 mi N of Barksdale Field, LA Jul 7, 1941
596 damaged May 7, 1943 in taxi aqccident at Big Spring AAB, Texas
597 W/o  Mar 14, 1942 at Albuquerque AAB, NM 
598 W/o Jan 7, 1942 at James River Bridge, VA 
599 W/o Jun 3, 1942 at Wright Field, OH 
602 W/o Apr 23, 1942 at St Lucia, British West Indies 
603 W/o Nov 22, 1940 at Guatamala City, Guatamala
604 Redesignated as RB-18A on Oct  22, 1942
606 (34th BG, 18th BS) w/o in landing accident at Westover Field, MA Dec 11, 1941.  w/o Jun 19, 1942 at
Meacham Field, Florida
607 damaged Apr 267, 1942 in taxi accident at Duncan Field, Texas
609 w/o Mar 4, 1942 at Sacramento Muni Airport, CA
39-12 ... 39-26
Douglas B-18A
MSN 2660/2674
12 to RFC at McKellar Oct 14, 1944
13 off inventory by Aug 1, 1945
14 to RFC at McKellar Dec 16, 1944
15 surveyed Jun 20, 1944
16 wrecked 25 mi S of Albuquerque, MN Apr 3, 1942 when both engines quit
and crew bailed out
17 (34th BG, 18th BS) w/o in landing accident at Westover Field, Ma Dec 11, 1941.  Surveyed at Westover Jul 25,1942.
18 redesignated RB-18A Oct 22, 1942.  Burned out at March Field Mar 5, 1943
19 to DPC at Bush Field Jan 31, 1945
20 scrapped at Lowry Aug 3, 1945
21 to reclamation Aug 14, 1945
22 crashed near Watkins, CO in bad weather Aug 22, 1944.  9 killed
23 Redesignated as RB-18A on 22 Oct 1942; w/o 21 Jan 1944 at Amchitka, AK
24 off inventory Apr 1,1944
25 redesignated RB-18A Oct 22, 1942.  To RFC at McKellar Nov 3, 1944.  To civilian registry as NC62477.  
To Cuban AF in 1958 and used by FAR.  Returned to USA Dec 1960.  Rebuilt and preserved at Wings 
Over The Rockies Aviation and Space Museum, Denver, CO painted as 39-522.  Was at one time displayed 
at WPAFB then in Cannon AFB Museum, now Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver, Colorado
26 missing in bad weather out of McClelland Field, CA Feb 3, 1942.  Crashed into
Wolfe Mountin 75 mi E of Princeton, OR Feb 4, 1942. All on
board killed, not found until Aug 1942.

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