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Serial Number Criteria: 41-24383
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
41-24340 ... 41-24389 (EXACT MATCH)
Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress
MSN 3025/3074
24340 bailed back to Boeing. Was not the plane that crashed Mar 13, 1943 (this was 42-29932)
24341 converted to XB-40 by Lockheed-Vega as the Vega V-139.  First flight Nov 10, 1942
24342 (97th BG, 414th BS, *Stinky Jnr*) shot down by AAA Sep 7, 1943, Foggia, Italy.  
MACR 642.  7 KIA, 3 POW.
24343 (97th BG, 342nd BS, *Peggy D II*) salvaged Mar 15, 1943, Oran.
24344 (97th BG, 342nd BS) shot down Oct 21, 1942, France.  MACR 15352.
24345 (2nd BG, 20th BS) shot down by AAA Dec 20, 1943, Eleusis, Greece.  MACR 1514.
1 POW, 9 evaded.
24346 (301st BG, 419th BS, later 99th BG, 348th BS, *Avenger*) returned to USA
and salvaged Nov 1944 in Texas
24347 (301th BG, 352nd BS, *Doc Stork*) crashlanded Chelveston, UK Aug 9, 1942 and salvaged.
24348 (301st BG, 352nd BS) salvaged Sep 1944 in UK.
24349 condemned at Middletown Air Depot in USA, never went overseas.
24350 (301st BG, 32nd BS, *Dumbo*) crashed on takeoff Jan 7, 1943, Bone, Tunisia
Also listed as being lost Nov 30, 1942 with 301st BG, 352nd BS.  MACR 16242.
24351 (*My Lovin' Dove*) ditched after enemy action near Nauri Island, SW Pacific
Feb 9, 1942.  Crew picked up after 66 days at sea.
24352 (2nd BG, 96th BS, *Holey Joe*) salvaged Oct 1945 at Walnut Ridge
24353 delivered Cheyenne Jun 28, 1942.  Assigned to 43rd BG, 63rd BS Charlesville, Australia Jul 31, 1942.
Named "Cap'n and the Kids".  To Torrens Creed, Australia Aug 27, 1942,  To Iron Ridge, Australia Oct 17, 1942, to Mareeba, 
Australia Jan 21, 1943.  To Port Moresby, New Guinea May 11, 1943.  In early Nov 1943 convertd to armed
transport--ball turret removed and bomb bay modified with trays for air drop cargo.  To Dobodora, New Guinea Dec 13, 1943, 
to Nazab, New Guinea Mar 12, 1944.  Transferred 69 TCS, 433 TCG New Guinea Feb 23, 1944.  Returned to Australia
and named *Miss Em* and used as General R. L. Eichelberger's personal transport.  Salvaged Tacloban, Letye
Apr 31, 1946.  
24354 (19th BS, 93rd BS) shot down by IJN AAA off Milne Bay, PNG Aug 26, 1942.  All crew killed.
24355 (43rd BG, 63red BS, later 19th BG, 435th BS, later 43rd BG, 64th BS) taxied
into ditch Port Moresby Sep 16, 1943 and damaged beyond repair.
24356 (43rd BG, 63rd BS, *Ka-Puhio-Wela*) shot down by A6M3 during Battle of Bismarck Sea Mar 3, 1943.
7 bailed out, one fell out of harness, rest machine gunned in their chutes.
24357 to 63rd BS, 43rd BG, transferred to 41st TCS, 317th TCG.  Salvaged Sep 1945 in Australia.
24358 ("Lulu Belle") delivered to Cheyenne June 28, 1942; assigned to the 43rd BG, 63rd BS at Hickham, 
Hawaii July 31, 1942; became a hack at Nadzab, New Guinea, when war weary. Salvaged September 13, 1945.
24359 assigned to 301st BG at Westover Jun 28, 1942; transferred to Chelveston Aug 6, 1942; transferred to 
305th BG, 813th BS at Grafton Underwood/Chelveston Nov 25, 1942; transferred to 92nd BG, 325th BS at 
Podington Apr 24, 1943; transferred to 482nd BG, 813th BS at Alconbury Aug 25, 1943 RETUS at Eglin 
Jun 11, 1944; To RFC at Walnut Ridge Dec 19, 1945.
24360 ("Hell's Kitchen") assigned to 301st BG at Westover Jul 18, 1942; transferred to Podingto, Aug 6, 1942; 
assigned to 12th AF at Tafaraoui, Algeria Nov 24, 1942, flew 101 missions; RETUS place and date not in 
record; To RFC at Altus Aug 27, 1945.
24361 ("Wabash Cannon Ball") assigned to 301st BG, 32nd BS at Westover Jul 18, 1942; transferred to Podington 
Aug 6, 1942; assigned to 12th AF at Tafaraoui, Algeria Nov 24, 1942; assigned to 15th AF, 2nd BG, 96th BS 
at Massicault, logged 38 missions with 2nd BG; transferred to 99th BG, 348th BS at Oudna, Mar 28, 1944, 
flew 52 missions with the 99th BG; transferred to 483th BG, 840th BS at Tortorella, Mar 31, 1944; 
RETUS Jun 11, 1944; To RFC at Altus Aug 20, 1945. 
24362 assigned to 301st BG, 419th BS at Westover Jul 18, 1942; transferred to Podington Aug 6, 1942; ditched into the 
English Channel on return from raid to Lille, France Oct 9, 1942, crew saved, first rescue-at-sea for 
8th AF. Aircraft had logged 3 missions
24363 ("Bad Penny") assigned to 301st BG at Westover Jul 18, 1942; transferred to Podington Aug 6, 1942; transferred 
to 12th AF at Tafaroui, Algeria Nov 24, 1942; MIA on 6th mission to Bizerte, Tunisia Nov 28, 1942.  MACR 16197
(issued after the end of the war)
24364 assigned to 301st BG, 353rd BS at Westover Jul 18, 1942; transferred to Podington Aug 6, 1942; transferred to 
12th AF at Tafaraoui, Algeria Nov 24, 1942. Flew 64 missions total with 8th AF & 12th AF. Transferred to 
15th AF, 2nd BG at Massicault Nov 14, 1943; transferred to Amendola Dec 9, 1943; MIA on mission to Faro, 
Italy Jan 15, 1944, MACR 1814.
24365 assigned to 92nd BG at Bangor Jun 28, 1942; damaged in a forced landing at Bangor Jul 20, 1942, repaired; 
transferred to 305th BG, 364th BS at Grafton Underwood as a training aircraft; moved with 305th BG to 
Chelveston Dec 11, 1942. RETUS to Grenier Jan 18, 1944.
24366 ("K.O.") assigned to 301st BG, 353rd BS at Westover Jul 7, 1942; transferred to Podington Aug 6, 1942, 
6 missions with 8th AF; transferred to 12th AF at Tafaraoui, Algeria Nov 24, 1942; transferred to 
AF, 99th BG, 346th BS at Navarin Apr 3, 1943; transferred to 2nd BG, 429th BS at Massicault Nov 14, 1943; 
returned to 99th BG at Le Senia, Italy at depot March 1943. Crashlanded at La Senia Aug 19, 1944. Salvaged.
24367 assigned to 301st BG, 353rd BS at Westover Jul 7, 1942; transferred to Podington Aug 6, 1942; transferred 
to 12th AF at Tafaraoui Nov 24, 1942; bombed by Luftwaffe at Biskra, Algeria Jan 10, 1943. Aircraft 
logged 20 missions. Salvaged.
24368 ("Maverick") assigned to 301st BG, 352nd BS at Westover Jul 7, 1942; transferred to Podingto Aug 6, 1942; 
transferred to 12th AF at Tafaraoui, Algeria Nov 26, 1942; transferred to Maison Blanch Dec 5, 1942; 
crashlanded at Bone after 6 missions Dec 8, 1943. Salvaged.
24369 Originally assigned to RAF as FA684.  ("Special Delivery") assigned to 301st BG, 32nd BS at Westover 
Jul 6, 1942; transferred to Podington Aug 6, 1942; transferred to 12th AF at Tafaraoui, Algeria Nov 26, 1942; 
crash landed at Maison Blanch, Algeria with battle damage received on raid to Bizerte Dec 5, 1942. Salvaged.
24370 *Berlin Sleeper* was first B-17 to complete 100 missions. Participated in first night bombing
mission on Rouen, France.  Plane was due to be returned to Boeing but was shot down as a drone
before paperwork could be finished.
24371 (301st BG, 353rd BS) lost Jan 15, 1944.  MACR 16508
24372 ("Hell's Battlewagon") assigned to 301st BG, 352nd BS at Westover Jun 23, 1942, transferred to Podington 
Aug 20, 1942; moved to Chelveston Sep 4, 1942; assigned to 12th AF at Tafaraoui, Algeria Nov 26, 1942; 
transferred to Maison Blanche Dec 5, 1942; transferred to Biskra Dec 16, 1942; transferred to Ain M'Lila
Jan 1, 1943; transferred to St. Donat Mar 6, 1943; sustained major battle damage on raid to Marsala, Sicily 
Apr 11, 1943. Salvaged. Aircraft had logged 27 missions.
24373 ("Peaches II") assigned to 92nd BG, 326th BS at Bangor Jul 15, 1942; re-assigned to 97th BG, 341th BS at 
Polebrook Aug 28, 1942; assigned to 12th AF at Massicault Nov 14, 1942; Salvaged January 31, 1944.
24374 assigned to 353rd BS, 301st BG at Westover Jun 23, 1942.  To Podington Aug 6, 1943, to Tafaraoui
Nov 24, 1942.  Shot down by Bf 109s over Bizerte Nov 28, 1942 and crashed into sea.  All crew KIA.
MACR 16038 (issued after the war). 
24375 delivered to Military Air Depot (MAD), Salt Lake City Jun 23, 1942 and sustained a crashlanding with 
severe damage on arrival. Salvaged for parts.
24376 (97th BG, 341st BS) destroyed by night German bombing during
takeoff at Maison Blanche, Algeria Nov 20, 1942.  All crew KIA.
24377 ("Boomerang II") assigned to 92nd BG at Bangor Jul 14, 1942; re-assigned to 97th BG, 342nd BS, at Polebrook  
Aug 17, 1942. Used by General Mark Clark to fly to Gibraltar Oct 19, 1942; re-assigned to 12th AF at 
Maison Blanche Nov 5, 1942. RETUS at Tinker July 14, 1943; To RFC at Arledge Nov 22, 1944.
24378 (97th BG, then to 99th BG, "War Eagle").  Returned to USA
Apr 26, 1944.  To Bush Field May 19, 1945.
24379 assigned to 92nd BG at Bangor Jun 24, 1942; reassigned to 97th BG, 341st BS, at Polebrook Aug 17, 1942; 
re-assigned to 301st BG with 12th AF at St. Donat Apr 1943. Salvaged (date not recorded). Aircraft had
logged 18 missions.
24380 ("Superman") assigned to 92nd BG at Bangor Jun 24, 1942; sustained a crashlanding at Bangor Jun 26, 1942, 
repaired; re-assigend to 97th BG, 340th BS at Polebrook Jul 26, 1942; re-assigned to 12th AF at Maison 
Blanche, Algeria Oct 11 1942. Salvaged November 30, 1945.
24381 to 63rd BS, 43rd BG, transferred to 54th TCW.  Scrapped at Clark AFB 1948 
24382 ("Mighty Midgets") assigned to 92nd BG, 340th BS at Bangor Jun 26, 1942; re-assigned to 97th BG, 340th BS at Polebrook Jul 26, 1942; 
re-assigned to 12th AF at Maison Blanche, Algeria Oct 11, 1942; transferred to Tafaraoui Nov 22, 1943; 
transferred to Biskra Dec 24, 1942; transferred to Chateau-du-Rhumel Nov 1, 1943; re-assigned to 15th 
AF at Tortorella Nov 1, 1943. Salvaged Jun 5, 1944. Aircraft had logged 100 missions.
24383 (63rd BS) ditched in Gulf of Papua after fuel exhaustion Jan 1, 1943.  6 crew KIA.
24384 (to 19th BG.  To 63rd BS, 43rd BG).  Disappeared in a storm Mar 26, 1943 in a flight from Papua New Guinea to Brisbane with 
Gen Howard Ramey and 9 others on board.  Never found.  In 2005, the wreck of a B-17 was found in a remote area 
55 km S of Albany Pasage and 74km S of Cape York, which might be the plane.
24385 assigned to 92nd BG, 326BS at Bangor, Jul 19, 1942; transferred to 87th BG, 340th BS at Maison Blanche, Algeria on Nov 13, 1942; 
Carried all commanders for Operation 'Torch" to Gibraltar on Nov 5, 1942; MIA on mission to Tripoli 
Jan 18, 1943. No MACR. W/O October 10, 1944.
24386 ("Queen Bee-17") assigned to 301st BG, 353rd BS at Westover Jul 19 1942; transferred to Chelveston 
Aug 9, 1942; re-assigned to 12th AF at Tafaraoui, Nov 26, 1942; transferred to Maison Blanche Dec 5, 1942; 
transferred to Biskra Dec 16, 1942; sustained battle damage at La Goulette, Tunisa on Jan 2, 1943. 
Left at Biskra when the group moved to Ain' M'Lila on Jan 17, 1943.
24387 delivered to Air Material Command at Boeing, Seattle, July 9, 1942; WO Oct 8, 1943. Reclaimed for 
scrap Nov 20, 1945.
24388 assigned to 92nd BG at Bangor, Jul 31, 1942; transferred with 92BG to Bovington Aug 18, 1942;  transferred to 97th BG, 340th BS 
at Polebrookon Aug 24, 1942; damaged in a ground accident on Sep 7, 1942, but was repaired; flew Generals 
Doolittle and Lemnitzer to Gibraltar on Nov 6, 1942; transferred to 12th Air Force at Maison Blanche, Algeria, 
Nov 13, 1942; transferred o Tafaraoui, Nov 22, 1942; transferred to Biskra, Dec 24,1942. Badly damaged on the 
ground at Biskra during a German ground attack on Jan 10, 1943. Salvaged on January 14, 1943.
24389 delivered to Westover Jul 8, 1942, slated to go to UK but re-assigned to Air Material Command at 
Seattle; transferred to Windsor Locks Sep 3, 1942; transferred to Syracuse Oct 1, 1942; transferred to 
Wright Field Feb 10, 1943; reclaimed for scrap Apr 3, 1946. 

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