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Serial Number Criteria: 41-24520
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41-24504 ... 41-24539 (EXACT MATCH)
Boeing B-17F-20-BO Fortress
MSN 3189/3224
24504 ("The Sad Sack") assigned to 91st BG, 324th BS at Bangor, Aug 30, 1942; transferred to Bassingbourn, Sep 26, 1942, 
logged 42 mission before transfer to BAD at Burtonwood on Mar 15,1944. RETUS for war bond tour (date not 
recorded), final fate not in record, but probably salvaged in mid-1945.
24505 ("Quitchurbitchin") assigned to 91st BG, 324th BS at Bangor, Aug 30, 1942; transferred to Bassingbourn, 
Sep 26, 1942; flew 6 missions before sustaining battle damage on mission to St. Nazaire on Nov 22, 1942. 
Sat in a hanger at Bassingbourn for about a year and raided for spares. Restored to flying condition and 
transferred to AFSC in Dec 1943 as a trainer; RETUS to Tinker June 14, 1944. To RFC at Arlege Nov 22, 1944.
24506 (91st BG) crashed during attempted forced landing at Leavesden, England Nov 23, 1942
24507 (384th BG, 546th BS, "Yankee Rider") shot down by fighter at
Etrepagny, France Sep 6, 1943.  MACR 772.  1 KIA, 6 POW, 3 evaded.
24508 (306th BG) flew into ground near Graveley, England Oct 27, 1942.
24509 (306th BG, 423rd BS) lost Nov 9, 1942.  MACR 16010
24510 (306th BG, 367th BS, *Snoozy II*) crashed Oct 9, 1942, Nechin, Belgium.  MACR 6706
24511 (91st BG, 322nd BS, "Wheel'n Deal") hit by flak and shot
down by Lt Hans Ehlers in Fw 190A-6 of JG 1/3 and
crashed into river Rheine between Dusseldorf and Duisburg,
Germany Dec 1, 1943.  MACR 1323.  1 KIA, 9 POW.
24512 (91st BG, 322nd BS) lost Texel, Netherlands Mar 4, 1943.  MACR 3721 
24514 (306th BG) lost Mar 8, 1943, France.  MACR Mar 8, 1943.  MACR 6088
24515 (91st BG, 324th BS, "Marie Jane") shot down by fighters and crashed into
North Sea May 21, 1943.  MACR 3458.  10 KIA
24516 (*Meltin' Pot*) found under water off Irish coast.
24517 (303rd BG, 427th BS) lost Jan 3, 1943.  MACR 6141
24518 ("The Reckless Mountain Boys") delivered to Lowry, July 29, 1942; transferred to Hamilton, Aug 31, 1942; 
assigned to the 43rd BG, 63rd BS in Hawaii Sep 9, 1942. MIA May 10, 1943. No MACR issued.
24519 delivered to Wright Field July 28, 1942; transferred to Patterson, July 29, 1942; transferred to Wright Material 
Command Oct 18, 1942; transferred to Tinker, Apr 25, 1943; transferred to Vandalia as a test aircraft 
for towing gliders on Aug 16, 1943. Final fate not in available record.
24520 (*Fighting Swede*) lost May 8, 1943 on mission to Wewak.  MACR 15689 
24521 (63rd BS, *Black Jack--The Joker's Wild*) ditched Jul 11, 1943 during
raid on Rabaul.  The wreck is still down there.
24522 delivered to Lowry Jul 29, 1942: transferred to Hamilton Aug 31, 1942; assigned to 5th Air Force at Sumac, 
Sep 1, 1942; WO Oct 31, 1944.
24523 (91st BG, 323rd BS, "Lil Audrey/Snooks") collided in midair with B-17F 42-29816 over 
English Channel 19 km Se of Eastbourne, UK Aug 31 1943.  MACR 563.  10 KIA
24524 (323rd BS, 91st BG 'The Eagle's Wrath') shot down by
Uffz Kurt Leibing in Bf 109G of JG 3/1 at Gelnhausen,
Germany Aug 17, 1943 during Schweinfurt raid.  MACR 279.
3 KIA, 5 POW, 2 evaded.
24525 (384th BG, 547th BS) MIA Jan 7, 1943.
24526 (303rd BG,"Leapin Liz") MIA Jan 3, 1943, France.  MACR 7650
24527 (91st BG, 324th BS, "Sky Wolf") shot down by Fw. Hans Meissner in
Bf 109G-6 of JG 1/9 Aug 17, 1943 at Waldaschaff, Germany.  MACR 274.  10 POW
24529 (384th BG, 546th BS) overshot landing and wrecked at Grafton
Underwood, UK Oct 9, 1943.  Salvaged Oct 17, 1943.
24530 assigned to 305th BG, 366th BS at Syracuse, Sep 14, 1942; crashed on take off at Gander, Newfoundland 
en route to Grafton Underwood, Oct 25, 1942. Salvaged
24531 delivered to Cheyenne, Aug 2, 1942; transferred to Sacrament, Sep 1, 1942; assigned to 5th AIr Force, 
11th BG at Sumac Sep 12, 1942; RETUS to Homstead June 14, 1945. Ditched near Baga Island, Vella Lavella, 
all safe - date not recorded.
24532 assigned 305th BG, 422nd BS at Presque Isle Oct 19, 1942; transferred to Grafton Underwood Oct 25, 1942, 
re-assigend to 97th BG, 414th BS at Polebrook Nov 4, 1942; transferred to 12AF at Maison Blanche Nov 13, 1942; 
transferred to Tafaraoui Nov 22, 1942; transferred to Biskra Dec 25, 1942; MIA on mission to Biaerte Dec 26, 1942.
Aircraft was damaged by the explosion of 41-24413, crashlanded in no man's land, two baled out, one rescued by 
British Army, the other was taken POW. The remainder of the crew crashlanded with the aircraft, 3WIA, all 
eventually returned to duty.
24533 (305th BG, 365th BS) shot down by Fw. Herbert Buschmann in Bf 109G of JG 3/1. 5 km S of Valburg, 
Netherlands Jun 22, 1943. 5 KIA, 1 died of injuries, 4 POW.  MACR 16205.
24534 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 2, 1942; assigned to 43rd BG, 403rd BS at Hickam, HI Aug 30, 1942 named ("Omar Khayyam"); 
transferred to Mareeba, Australia Sep 5, 1942, re-assigned to 11thBG, 98thBS at New Caladonia Nov, 1942; MIA 
on Dec 1, 1942 after sustaining a mid-air collision with Japanese fighter which cut the aircraft in two, 
crashed, the tail gunner baled out and was the only survivor.
24535 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 2, 1942; transferred to Hamilton Sep 11, 1942; assigned to 5th Air Force, 43rd BG at Sumac 
Sep 14, 1942; RETUS to Hamilton Sep 12, 1943; To RFC at Walnut Ridge Sep 25, 1945.
24536 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 3, 1942; transferred to Hamilton Sep 11,1942; assigned to 5th Air Force, 43rd BG at Sumac 
Sep 14, 1942; RETUS to Hamilton Sep 16, 1943; To RFC at Albuquerque Jun 25, 1945.
24536 (43rd BG, 63rd BS, *Double Trouble*) also listed as being lost Mar 3, 1943, Battle of the Bismarck Sea.
24537 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 2, 1942; assigned to 43rd BG, 63rd BS at Hickam Sep 10, 1942, named ("Talisman"); carried GEN 
thur to observe a parachute invasion of Nadzab Sep 5, 1943; RETUS and crashlanded at Jackson Field, FL 
Apr 24, 1943; repaired; after the war it was used as a hack by MAJ GEN Frink, Supply CO of SW Pacific and 
re-named ("USASOS War-Horse"). Salvaged Sep 9, 1945
24538 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 3, 1942; transferred to Hamilton Sep 11, 1942; assigned to 5th Air Force, 43rd BG 
at Sumac Sep 15, 1942. WO Oct 31,1944.
24539 (303rd BG, 358th BS, "Jersey Bounce") MIA Jul 27, 1943

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