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Serial Number Criteria: 41-23763
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
41-23759 ... 41-23790 (EXACT MATCH)
Consolidated B-24D-5-CO Liberator
MSN 554/585
23760 lost Nov 16, 1942 at Baibara Is, PNG
23762 (90th BG, 321nd BS, "Little Eva") crashed near Burketown, 
QLD on night of Dec 2/3, 1942 when ran out of fuel in bad
weather.  6 crew members bailed out safely, but 4 were
killed in the crash.
23763 (90th BG, 320th BG) crashed at Port Moresby Aug 3, 1943
23765 (90th BG, 400th BS) to RFC at Altus, OK Oct 17, 1945.
23767 (90th BG, 319th BS) destroyed on ground at Fenton, NT Jun 23, 1943.
23766 (90th BG, 400th BS) lost Dec 20, 1942, New Guinea.
23770 (90th BG, 312st BS) ditched in SFO Bay Sep 19, 1942 on 
departure for Hawaii.
23771 (44th BG) crashed 2 mi S of Puncheston, Wales Jan 3, 1943.
23773 (90th BG, 319th BS)
23774 (93rd BG, 328th BS) nosewheel collapsed on landing at Tafaroui, Algeria 
Dec 14, 1943
23776 (4th BG, 68th BS) lost Jan 27, 1943.  MACR 15459
23777 (44th BG, 66th BS) shot down by fighters Feb 26, 1943 near Oldenburg,
Germany.  MACR 16067.  9 KIA, including journalist Robert Post.  Loss corresponds to 
claim by Heinz Knoke.
23778 (44th BG, 66th BS, "Jenny/Lady Luck") shot down by Uffz
Friedrich Scheer in Bf 109G-6/Trop of JG 53/8 at Ruoti,
Italy Aug 16, 1943.  MACR 3150  9 KIA, 1 POW.
23779 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Jan 14, 1944, France.  MACR 2362.
23780 (98th BG) crashed Sep 3, 1943.
23781 (Arkansas Traveler/Dopey, 98th BG) burned at airbase of Benina, Libya Jun 18, 1943 by Italian parachutists
of ADRA Btl
23782 (98th BG, 415th BS, "Boiler Maker II") lost on Ploesti 
raid, Rumania, Aug 1, 1943. MACR 177. 10 POW.  Repaired and flown by Rumanian AF.
Rebuilt using a wing from 42-40265.
23784 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Mar 8, 1944.  MACR 15570
23786 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Jun 12, 1943, English Channel.  MACR 2920.
23787 (44th BG, 506th BS, "Lynn Bari II") crashed on takeoff in Libya Jul 22, 1943.  Sources wrongly list the
accident as being at Ibsley, UK
23788 (44th BG, 68th BS, "Avenger") badly damaged by AAA Dec 16, 1943 over
Bremen, Germany.  4 crew bailed out and became POW.  But 
control was regained and aircraft was steered home.  Tried
to land on the coast but bellylanded into a minefield and e
exploded at Skeffling, England Dec 16, 1943.  6 killed.
MACR 4709.

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