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Serial Number Criteria: 41-11904
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
41-11865 ... 41-11906 (EXACT MATCH)
Consolidated B-24D-CO Liberator 
MSN 361/402
11865 to RFC as Searcy Field, OK Aug 11, 1945
11866 (90th BG, 319th BS, 'The Nipper') lost Dec 19, 1943, Sausalito, CA.  The plane and crew had been 
assigned to the SW Pacific as part of the 5th AF 90th BG 319th BS, but were returning 
to the US for reassignment. The plane was on the Hawaii to Hamilton Field leg of the 
flight home when pilot misjudged the location of Hamilton during bad weather and was 
turning to climb out of Richardson Bay, approximately 12 miles south of Hamilton, and 
struck the ridge. The crew of 7 and the 2 passengers were killed in the crash. 
11867 (90th BG, 400th BS) in accident Dec 28, 1942.
11868 to RAAF as A72-9 - converted to components 9-45 
11869 (90th BG, 319th BS) crashed at Darwin, Australia Mar 18, 1943 after 
running fight with Zeros on a lone recon mission.
11870 (90th BG, 320th BS, later 400th BS) MIA Apr 20, 1943.  Also have it crashing Feb 4, 1943
11871 crashed after takeoff Alamogordo AAB, NM Jun 22, 1943.  Reduced to components.
11872 (MSN 368) crashed 6 mi E of Wright Field, OH Dec 28, 1942.
11873 wrecked at Lambert Field, MO Dec 15, 1942.
11874 to reclamation at San Bernardino, CA Mar 13, 1946
11875 condemned Jul 29, 1942
11876 (MSN 372) W/o 27 Jul 1942 at Greenville AAB, SC, to CL-26 at Greenville AAB, AC Jul 31, 1942.
11877 to  RFC at Bush Field Aug 1, 1945
11878 (MSN 374) W/o 22 Apr 1943 at Davis Monthan Field, AZ, to reclamation Oct 29, 1946
11879 to RFC at Altus Oct 2, 1945
11880 to RFC at Walnut Ridge AAF, AK Dec 10, 1945.
11881 to RFC at Stillwater, OK Aug 30, 1945.  Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946
11882 surveyed at Reno AB Feb 22, 1943
11883 condemned Sep 16, 1942.
11884 to CL-26 at Ft Worth, TX Aug 15, 1944.  To reclamation at Ft Worth Nov 13, 1945
11885 crashed at Arnold, KS after entering spin during instrument flight in bad 
weather Feb 2, 1943.  Crew abandoned aircraft
11886 (98th BG, 345th BS, *Lil Joe*) shot down by AAA on Ploesti raid 
Rumania Aug 1, 1943.  5 KIA, 4 POW.  MACR 222. 
11887 flew into mountain south of Tucson, AZ Jan 18, 1943, killing all 11 onboard.  Condemned Jan 31, 1943.
Finally located two months after the crash.  The official cause of the accident was attributed to 
pilot error, although the accident report indicated that the tail section was not found in the 
wreckage (many years later it was found several miles away).  Speculation is that in flight 
structural failure caused the crash. 
11888 wrecked in takeoff accident Jan 5, 1943, Smyrna AAF, TN.
11889 (MSN 385) wrecked Apr 1, 1943 Miami, FL, repaired.  W/o 5 May 1944 at Lake Worth, FL, surveyed Mar 15, 1944
11890 to reclamation at Reading, PA Oct 2, 1945
11891 (MSN 387) W/o 18 Mar 1944 at March Field, CA, to CL-26 Mar 20, 1944.  To reclamation Nov 30, 1945.
11892 to RFC at Bush Field Jun 8, 1945
11893 to RFC at Bush Field Jun 23, 1945.
11894 condemned Apr 13, 1944.
11895 crashlanded on training flight Sep 1, 1942
11896 (98th BG, 343rd BS, "Nightmare") damaged by Bf 109G-6s and ditched in Adriatic Sea 5 mi 
from Italian coast Sep 3, 1943.  MACR 463.  6 KIA, 3 Pow, 1 evaded.
11897 crashlanded in Palestine Aug 4, 1942.
11898 crashed 6 mi S of Hastings, MI Aug 14, 1942.
11899 (MSN 395) W/o 25 Jul 1943 at Blythe, CA, surveyed at Blythe Nov 10, 1943
11900 to RFC Jul 13, 1945.  Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946
11901 (90th BG, 321st BS) lost Feb 22, 1943
11902 (90th BG, "Punjab") MIA after combat operation against Rabaul Nov 16-17, 1942.
11903 (90th BG, 400th BS) lost Aug 15, 1943, Solomon Islands.  MACR 4827
11904 to RAAF as A72-1 Feb 1944.  Damaged in hangar fire
at Tocumwal Oct 2, 1944, converted to components 3-48
11905 lost 12/15/1943, India/China  MACR 1650
11906 (MSN 402) 28th BG lost Mar 25, 1944 in Pacific Ocean region.  MACR 3311

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