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Serial Number Criteria: 41-24403
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41-24390 ... 41-24439 (EXACT MATCH)
Boeing B-17F-5-BO Fortress
MSN 3075/3122
24390 (301st BG, 419th BS)
24391 (63rd BS, 43rd BG, 'Hoomalimali') crashed on takeoff from Mareeba, 
N. Queensland Sep 14, 1942.  All aboard killed.  Parts noted May 2005 in
Aviation and Military Museum, Mareeba, Australia
24392 (97th BG) damaged in Oct 21, 1942 daylight raid on U-boat base at
Lorient, France, later repaired
24393 ("Eager Beaver") assigned to 301st BG, 419th BS at Westover, Jul 8, 1942; transfererd to 15th AIr Force, 2nd BG, 96th BS at 
Maison Blanche Nov 13, 1942; transferred to Tafaraoui, Nov 22, 1942; transferred to Biskra, Dec 25, 1942; 
transferred to Chateau-du-Rhumel, Feb 8, 1943 flew 14 missions; transferred to 483rd BG at Tortorella, Italy, 
Mar 31, 1944. RETUS to Olmstead on Jul 27, 1944, to RFC at Bush Field on Jun 4,1945.
24394 ("Hockamolock Jock VI BB") assigned to 301st BG, 353rd BS at Westover Jul 8, 1942; transferred to Chelveston Aug 6, 1942; 
transferred to 12th Air Force at Tafaraoui, Nov 24, 1942; transferred to Maison Blanche, Dec 5, 1942; 
transferred to Biskar Dec 16, 1942; transferred to Ain M'Lila Jan 17, 1943; transferred to St. Donat, 
Marc 6, 1943; MIA on mission to Castleventrano, April 13, 1943 on 21st mission. No MACR.
24395 lost Jan 30, 1944.  MACR 2060
24396 ("The Reluctant Gremlin") assigned to 301st BG, 419th BS at Westover Jul 8, 1942; transferred to Chelveston 
Aug 9, 1942; transferred to 12th Air Force at Tafaraoui Nov 26, 1942; transferred to Maison Blanche Dec 5, 1942; 
transferred to Biskra Dec 16, 1942; transferred to Ain M'Lila Jan 17, 1943; transferred to St. Donat 
Mar 6, 1943; transferred to Oudna Aug 6, 1943 - flew 52 missions with 12th AF; transferred to 15th Air Force, 
99th BG, 346th BS, at Tortorella, Italy, re-named "(Eight Ball"), flew 28 missions with the 15th AF; 
RETUS to Rome Field on Apr 28, 1944 with pilot O'Carrol who flew it to the US for a war bond tour. 
To RFC at Searcy Field, Oklahoma July 31, 1945.  Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946
24397 (301st BG, 352nd BS, *Phyllis*) w/o Oct 2, 1942 after crashlanded at
RAF Gatwick.  3 injured.
24398 (301st BG) damaged in forced landing at Newmarket, England
Oct 3, 1942.
24399 (91st BG, 323rd BS, "Man O'War") shot down by Hptm Johannes Naumann in Fw 190A-6 of JG 26/6 on mission to
Kassel, crashing at Opijnen, Holland Jul 30, 1943.  MACR 148.
8 KIA, 2 POW.
24400 (97th BG) damaged in raid on U-boat base at Lorient, France Oct 21, 1942
and landed at Exeter, later repaired.
24401 to 43rd BG, 63rd BS.  Taxied into tree, but repaired. Transferred to 65th BS.
Returned to USA Nov 1943.  Salvaged at Kingman, AZ Nov 1945.
24402 to 64rd BS, 43rd BG.  Salvaged after landing accident Nov 16, 1942 in Australia.
24403 to 30th BS, 19th BG, transferred to 403rd BS, 43rd BG.  Salvaged at Clark AB in 1948.
24404 ("Carol Jean III") assigned to the 301st BG, 353rd BS at Westover Jul 12, 1942; transferred to Polebrook 
Aug 24, 1942, flew on group's first mission on Sep 5, 1942; transferred to 12th Air Force at Tafaraoui 
Nov 26, 1942, transferred to Maison Blanche Dec 5, 1942, transferred to Biskra Dec 16, 1942; transferred to 
Ain M'Lila Jan 17, 1943; transferred to St. Donat Mar 6, 1943; transferred to Oudna Aug 6, 1943; sustained 
a crashlanding at Oudna on Sep 11, 1943 and was salvaged. Aircraft logged 17 missions.
24405 (2nd BG) lost Mar 19, 1944.  MACR 3287
24406 assigned to 92nd BG, Bangor Jul 13, 1942, transferred to 414th BS, 97th BG, Polebrook Jun 1942,
To Maison Blanch, Algeria Nov 13, 1942, to Tafaraoui, Algeria Nov 22, 1942, to Biskra, Algeria Dec 25, 1942.
(97th BG, 414th BS, "All American") damaged over Tunis Feb 1, 1943 in collision with Fw 190 during
mission to Bizerte, landed safely.  No crew injured.   Photo of returning damaged B-17 taken by escorting 
P-51 became the subject of one of the most famous photos of WW 2.
Plane was repaired and continued to fly missions.  Transferred to 352rd BS, 301st BG.  Salvaged Mar 6, 1945.
24407 ("The Goon") assigned to 301st BG, 352nd, BS at Westover Jul 13, 1942; transferred to Chelveston Aug 9, 1942; 
transferred to 12th Air Force at Tafaraoui Nov 26, 1942; transferred to Maison Blanche Dec 5, 1942; transferred 
to Biskra Dec 16, 1942; transferred to Ain M'Lila Jan 17, 1943; transferred to St. Donat Mar 6, 1943; 
transferred to Oudna Aug 6, 1943, flew 48 missions with the 12th AF; transferred to 15th AIr Force, 99th BG, 
346th BS at Oudna Oct 1943, flew 34 missions with the 15th AF. Sent to depot, March, 1944; RETUS to Amarillo, TX 
May 9, 1944; To RFC at Walnut Ridge, Dec 5, 1945.
24408 ("Plutocrat") assigned to the 301st BG, 352nd BS at Westover Jul 10, 1942; transferred to Chelveston 
Aug 9, 1942; transferred to 12th Air Force at Tafaraoui Nov 26, 1942, transferred to Maison Blanche Dec 5, 1942; 
transferred to Biskra Dec 16, 1942; transferred to Ain M'Lila Jan 17, 1943; transferred to St. Donat 
Mar 6, 1943; transferred to Oudna Aug 6, 1943, flew 42 missions with the 12th AF; transferred to 15th Air 
Force, 2nd BG, 49th BS at Massicault Nov 14, 1943; transferred to 483rd BG on Apr 29, 1944; 
RETUS Dec 11, 1944; To RFC at Albuquerque, NM June 28, 1945.
24409 assigned to the 301st BG, 352nd BS at Westover Jul 10, 1942; transferred to Chelveston Aug 9, 1942; transferred 
to 12th Air Force at Tafaraoui Nov 26, 1942, transferred to Maison Blanche Dec 5, 1942; transferred to 
Biskra Dec 16, 1942; transferred to Ain M'Lila Jan 17, 1943; transferred to St. Donat Mar 6, 1943; transferred 
to Oudna Aug 6, 1943, flew 39 missions with the 12th AF; transferred to 15th Air Force, 99th BG, 416th BS 
at Tortorella Mar 31, 1943; RETUS Olmstead Jul 4, 1944. To RFC at Altus, September 11, 1945.
24410 delivered to SAD Jun 29 1942; transferred to Langley Jul 20, 1942; transferred to Westover Sep 1, 1942; 
transferred to New Castle Oct 4, 1942; transferred to Salina Dec 22, 1942; transferred to Rapid City 
Sep 4, 1942; transferred to Geiger Jun 22, 1943; To RFC at Albuquerque, NM June 25, 1945.
24411 (92nd BG, 325th BS, *Dottie*)
24412 ("Flying Flit Gun") assigned to 301st BG at Westover, June 30, 1942; transferred to 92nd BG at Bangor, August, 1942; 
transferred to 97thBG, 340th BS at Polebrook, August 17, 1942; transferred to 12th Air Force, at Maison 
Blanche, November 13, 1942; transferred to Tafaraoui, November 22, 1942, transferred to Biskra, 
December 25, 1942, transferred to Chateau-du-Rhumel, February 8, 1943; transferred to Pont-du-Fahs, 
August 1, 1943, transferred to 15th Air Force at Depienne, August 15, 1943; transferred to Cerignola, 
December 20, 1943; transferred to Amendola, January 16, 1944; RETUS November 23, 1944; reclaimed for 
scrap July 6, 1945.
24413 ("Birmingham Blitzkreig") assigned to 92nd BG at Bangor, July 14, 1942; transferred to 97th BG, 414th BS at Polebrook, 
August 24, 1942; transferred to 12th Air Force at Maison Blanche, November 13, 1942; transferred to Tafaraoui, 
November 22, 1942; transferred to Biskra, December 25, 1942; MIA on mission to Bizerte, December 26, 1942, 
sustained a direct hit by AAA fire, exploded, 10KIA.
24414 ("Jarrin Jenny II") assigned to 92nd BG ar Bangor, July 14, 1942; transferred to 97th BG, 342nd BS at Polebrook, 
August 24, 1942; transferred to 12th Air Force, at Maison Blanche, November 13, 1942; transferred to Tafaraoui, 
November 22, 1942, transferred to Biskra, December 25, 1942, transferred to Chateau-du-Rhumel, February 8, 1943; 
transferred to Pont-du-Fahs, August 1, 1943, transferred to 15th Air Force at Depienne, August 15, 1943; 
transferred to 2nd BG, 429th BS at Massicault, November 14, 1943; RETUS April 21, 1944; To
RFC at Altus, October 9, 1945.
24415 lost May 9, 1943.  MACR 16254.
24416 served with 95th BG, then 303rd BG, 359th BS *Black Diamond Express*.  Did a war bond tour.
Scrapped Oct 26, 1945 at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.
24417 (97th BG) wing damaged by cannon fire Oct 21, 1942 in daylight raid
on U-boat base at Lorient, France.  Later repaired.  Transferred
to 306th BG and named "Dixie Demo II".  Crashed into North Sea
Jul 26, 1943.  Crew rescued.
24418 ("Mickey Finn") assigned to 301st BG, 352nd BS at Westoer, July 12, 1942; transferred to Chelveston, August 9, 1942, 
flew group's first mission on September 5, 1942; transferred to 12th Air Force at Tafaraoui, November 26, 1942 - 
flew 11 missions with the 12th AF; transferred to 15th Air Force, at Maison Blanche December 6, 1942, 
assigned to the 32nd BS and re-named ("Special Delivery II"). Remained with the 15th AF at various stations 
in North Africa and flew 79 missions with the 15th AF; RETUS to Rapid City and reassigned to the 398th 
BG as a training aircraft on November 10, 1943. WO October 20, 1944.
24419 (92nd BG, 327th BS, later to 97th BG, 341st BS) destroyed on ground at 
Briskra, North Africa by attack of five Ju-88s Jan 10, 1943
24420 to 28th BS, 194th BG.  Transferred to 64th BS, then 65th BS of 43rd BG,
Transferred to 54th TCW Nov 1943, later 58th TCS, 375th TCW.  Salvaged in 1946.
24421 ("Wongo") assigned 92nd BG at Bangor, July 14, 1942; sustained a crahslanding at Dow Field on July 15, 1942, 
repaired; transferrred to 97th BG, 341st BS at Polebook, August 28, 1942; transferred to 12th Air Force at 
Maison Blanche, November 17, 1942; transferred to Tafaraoui, November 22, 1942, transferred to Biskra, 
December 25, 1942, transferred to Chateau-du-Rhumel, February 8, 1943; transferred to Pont-du-Fahs, 
August 1, 1943, transferred to 15th Air Force at Depienne, August 15, 1943; transferred to 99th BG, 
347th BS at Oudna, Novmeber 14, 1943; transferred to depot, March 3, 1944; transferred to Tortorella, 
March 31, 1944; RETUS to Homestead, June 24, 1944; RFC at Searcy Field Stillwater, OK October 4, 1945.
Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946
24422 ("Dickie Doodle II") assigned to 301st bg, 352nd BS at Westover, July 14, 1942; transferred to Chelveston, August 9, 1942; 
transferred to 12th Air Force at Tafaraoui, November 26, 1942; transferred to Biskra, December 16, 1942; 
transferred to Ain M'Lila, January 1, 1943; transferred to St. Donat, March 6, 1943; transferred to Oudna, 
August 6, 1943; transferred to Cerignola, December 7, 1943; transferred to Lucera, February 1, 1944, 
flew 61 missions. Salvaged, July 1, 1945.
24423 ("Itzabitch") assigned to 301st BG, 353rd BS at westover, July 12, 1942; transferred to Chelveston, August 9, 1942; 
transferred to 12th Air Force at Tafaraoui, November 26, 1942; transferred to Biskra, December 16, 1942; 
transferred to Ain M'Lila, January 1, 1943; transferred to St. Donat, March 6, 1943; crashed on May 28, 1943, 
flew 42 missions. Salvaged.
24424 to 28th BS, 19th BG, transferred to 64th BS, 43rd. BG.  Ditched at sea
returning from Wewak in bad weatherMar 15, 1943.  Only two crewmen survived.
24425 (19th BG, 30th BS) transferred to 64th BS, 43re BG Oct 1942.  Crashed into
sea off Port Moresby, PNG during test flight Apr 17, 1943.  All crew KIA.
24426 (5th BG, 42nd BS) returned to USA in 1944.
24427 (19th BG, 30th BS) lost on mission Sep 15, 1942.  Crew KIA
24428 (19th BG, 30th BS) w/o on landing at Mareeba, Qld Sep 6, 1942.
24429 (43rd BG, 63rd BS) lost in bad weather near Finschhafen, PNG Dec 3, 1942.  All crew KIA.
24430 ferried to New Zealand.  Fate uncertain
24431 (91st BG, 401st BS, *The Saint*).  Involved in takeoff accident at Bassingbourn,
UK Feb 12, 1943.  Salvaged for parts.
24432 (91st BG, 401st BS, *Danellen*) shot down by Maj Priller of JG26 Dec 20, 1942, France and
crashed next to Seine River between Tosny and Bernieres, Les Andes, Normandy.
MACR 5381.  8 of 9 crew aboard KIA.
24433 modified for long range photo recon and assigned to
15th PMS.  Sent to England Oct 1942, and to North Africa
Nov 18, 1942.  Found unsatisfactory for mapping missions
over enemy territory and later used as courier aircraft.
Condemned May 1, 1944.
24434 sold on civilian market as N60475. To Bolivia as CB-79, then to CP-579. 
Crashed near Unico, Bolivia Dec 29, 1958 while being owned by 
the Bolivian company Frigorifico Guigota.
24435 delivered to 92nd BG Jun 2, 1942, assigned to 97th BG,
240th BS Aug 19, 1942.  Transferred to 2nd BG, 429th BS
Nov 14, 1943 and renamed "Yankee Do It".  Shot down by
fighters Mar 18, 1944 during raid on Villaorba (Udine)
airfield.  Crashed 30-40 mi NE of Trieste and exploded.
MACR 3259.  3 KIA, 7 POW.
24436 w/o in a Lowry, CO AAF base accident
24437 (341st BS, "Thunderbird") salvaged Nov 9, 1944.
24439 (91st BG) crashed during attempted forced landing at Fletching
Dec 20, 1942.

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