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Serial Number Criteria: 41-24554
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41-24540 ... 41-24584 (EXACT MATCH)
Boeing B-17F-25-BO Fortress
MSN 3225/3269
24540 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 2, 1942; transferred to Sacramento Sep 1, 1942; transferred to Hamilton Sep 11, 1942; 
assigned to 5th Air Force, 43rd BG, 63rd BS at Sumac Sep 14,1942; bombed on the ground at Dobodura Jan 18, 1943. 
Salvaged.
24541 (303rd BG, 358th BS, "Spook") lost Feb 16, 1943.  MACR 15476
24542 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 2, 1942; transferred to Westover Aug 18, 1942; transferred to Syracuse Aug 20, 1942; 
transferred to Rome, NY Nov 14, 1942; transferred to New Castle Dec 9, 1942; transferred to Wst Plam Beach 
Jan 15, 1943; assigned to the 306th BG May 5, 1943, never sent to ETO; transferred to Patterson Aug 5, 1943; 
WO at Amarillo Oct 24, 1945.
24543 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 2, 1942; transferred to Hamilton Sep 16, 1942; assigned to 5th Air Force, 43rd BG, 
63rd BS at Sumac Sep 18, 1942, named ("Pluto"); MIA Jul 2, 1943. No MACR.
24544 assigned to 91st BG, 323rd BS at Bangor Sep 10, 1942; transferred to Bassingbourn Oct 16, 1942, named ("Pennsylvannia Polka"); 
MIA on mission to Hamm, February 4, 1943; shot down by FW-190 and crashed in the Zuider Zee, 8KIA 2POW listed 
on MACR 3557 and 4635. Aircraft had logged 7 missions.
24545 assigned to 91st BG, 322th BS at Bangor Aug 31, 1942; transferred to Bassingbourn Oct 11, 1942. Burned out on base by 
internal fire started by a cigarette on Mar 23, 1943, aircraft had logged 16 missions. The was the first 
aircraft salvaged in a ground accident. May have had any or all of the following nicknames at one time or 
another ("Luftwaffe's Revenge; Waterloo or Motsie")
24546 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 2, 1942; transferred to Hamilton Sep 11, 1942; assigned to 5th Air Force, 43rd BG, 403rd BS 
at Sumac Sep 17, 1942. WO October 31, 1944.
24547 (91st BG, 323rd BS) lost May 1, 1943.  MACR 3573
24548 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 2, 1942; transferred to Hamilton Sep 4, 1942; assigned to the 43rd BG in Hawaii Sep 14, 1942; 
transferred to 5th Air Force, 375th Troop Carrier Group (date not recorded); crashlanded at Aitape, New Guinea 
on May 5, 1944. Salvaged.
24549 (91st BG, 323rd BS, "Stupen-Taket") shot down by AAA Mar 4, 1943.  MACR 15596.  
8 KIA, 2 POW.
24550 (63rd BS) ditched into Bootless Bay, PNG Dec 14, 1942 after engine failure.
24551 (43th BG, 403rd BS, *Fire Ball Mail*) destroyed on ground at Milne Bay Jan 17, 1943.
24552 (43rd BG, 65th BS, *Listen Here, Tojo*) MIA Sep 15, 1943 after mission to Lae, Papua New Guinea.  MACR 648
Wreckage found in 1992.
24553 (305th BG, 422nd BS) lost Dec 6, 1942.
24554 ("The Buck Shot Mustang") served in New Guinea with 19th BG.  Fuselage markings credit 17 enemy fighter kills, nine
ship shinkings, seven Purple Hearts, and 96 bombing missions
24555 delivered to Lowry Aug 7, 1942; transferred to Denver Aug 12, 1942; transferred to Salina Nov 11, 1942; 
assigned to 12th Air Force, 301st BG, 353rd BS ar st. Donat Mar 6, 1943; transferred to Oudna Aug 8, 1943; 
transferred to Cerignola Dec 7, 1942; transferred to Lucera Feb 1, 1944; RETUS to Dalhart May 13, 1944; 
WO at Amarillo Dec 17, 1944. Reclaimed for scrap Apr 9, 1946.
24556 delivered to Lowry Aug 9, 1942; transferred to Salina Nov 16, 1942; transferred to Gore Field May 8, 1943; 
transferred to Ephrata Jun 18, 1943, transferred to Kelly Jan 5, 1944; To RFC at Kingman, January 7, 1946.
24557 (384th BG, 545th BS, "Damn Yankee") shot down by Hptm
Herbert Huppertz in Fw 190A-6 of JG 2/11 at Jabbeke,
Belgium Dec 1, 1943.  MACR 1334.  5 KIA, 4 POW, 1 evaded.
24558 (303rd BG, 258th BS, "Hunga Dunga") shot down by AAA
ner Wilhelmshaven, Germany Mar 18, 1943.
24559 (360th BS, "Ooold Soljer") collided with 42-29573
near Wellingboro, UK Mar 31, 1943.  First plane demolished, second
was salvaged.
24560 (384th BG, 545th BS) returned to USA May 1944
24561 (359th BS, 303rd BG, "The Duchess" aka "Sure Stuff") scrapped in USA Aug 1945.  On raid on submarine construction
yard at Vegesack, Germany Mar 18, 1943, bombardier was awarded posthumous Medal of Honor, becoming first 8th AF
airman to earn the award.
24562 (303rd BG, 358th BS, "Sky Wolf") lost Jan 11, 1944.  MACR 1925
24563 (303rd BG, 360th BS, "Garbage") damaged in landing collision with Ansom
EF939 at RAF Luton Nov 11, 1942 after colliding with Anson EF939.
By Dec 1942 had been cannibalized and was salvaged.
24564 (305th BG, 365th BS, "Patches") shot down by Obfw Adolf
Glunz in Fw 190A of JG 26/4 near Testelt, Belgium Aug 17, 1943.  MACR 300.
3 KIA, 7 POW
24565 (303rd BG, 359th BS, "Idaho Potato Peeler" aka "Rambling Wreck") 
shot down by Uffz Hand Ahrend in Fw 190A-6 of JG 2/3 
at Wouw, Netherlands Nov 5, 1943.  MACR 1157.  1 KIA, 9 POW.
24566 (303rd BG, 359th BS, "Zombie") lost Dec 20, 1942.  MACR 15708
24567 (303rd BG, 360th BS, "Beats Me") lost Jan 23, 1943.  MACR 15571
24568 (303rd BG, 359th BS, "Lady Fairweather") Shot down near target
by aircraft of III./JG2 during raid on St Nazaire Nov 23, 1942.
24569 (427th BS, 303rd BG, "Memphis Tot") shot down by fighters over
Zwolle, Holland Feb 4, 1943.  MACR 15348. 
24570 assigned to 91st BG, 323rd BS at Bangor Sep 10, 1942; transferred to Bassingbourn Oct 11, 1942; sustained 
battle damage on its first mission to Abbeville, France on Nov 8, 1942, sat in hangar at base and raided 
for spares and finally salvaged on Nov 27, 1943
24571 (2nd BG, 49th BS) lost Feb 24, 1944 over Steyr, Austria.  MACR 2619
24572 assigned to 305th BG, 346th BS at Presque Isle Oct 19, 1942; transferred to Grafton Underwood Oct 22, 1942; 
transferred to 97th BG, 414th BS at Polebrook Nov 4, 1942; reassigned to 12th AF at Maison Blanche Nov 13, 1942; 
transferred to Tafaraoui Nov 22, 1942; transferred to Biskra De 25, 1942; transferred to Chateau-du-Rhumel 
Feb 8, 1943; transferred to 99th BG, 346th BS at Depienne Nov 24, 1943; logged 20 combat missions; sent to 
depot in Mar 1944; RETUS to Tinker Jun 8, 1944. To RFC at Walnut Ridge September 26, 1945.
24573 (305th BG, 364th BS) lost May 19, 1943.  6 KIA, 4 POW.
24574 delivered to Cheyenne Aug 12, 1942; transferred to Hamilton Nov 9, 1942; assigned to 43rd BG, 63rd BS and 403rd BS 
in Hawaii Nov 14, 1942 and named ("Tuffy"); RETUS to Rapid City,398th BG as a trainer Nov 9, 1942; 
To RFC Altus Aug 30, 1945.
24575 (384th BG, 544th BS, "Sunrise Serenader") engine caught fire and plane exploded in
midair near Wargrove, England Nov 13, 1943.  9 killed, one bailed out.
24576 (97th BG) lost May 25, 1943.  MACR 16525
24577 (303rd BG, 358th BS, "Hells Angels") was first aircraft to complete 25 combat
missions in 8th AF, doing so May 14, 1943.  Returned to USA
after 48th mission Dec 13, 1943 and participated in a War Bond tour.  Scrapped Aug 14, 1945.  
The "Memphis Belle" crew actually flew some of its 25 missions on other planes.
Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946
24578 (384th BG, 547th BS) returned to USA Apr 10, 1944
24579 (303rd BG, "Thumper") damaged by German fighters near Lorient
Jan 23, 1943.  All crew except pilot and copilot bailed out,
one being killed when parachute failed to open.  Pilots
brought the plane back to England and made wheels-up landing
at Lulsgate Bottom.  Aircraft w/o.
24580 (303rd BG, 358th BS, "Hell Cat") lost Jan 23, 1943.  MACR 15473
24581 (303rd BG) crashed on landing at Bovingdon Dec 20, 1942
24582 (303rd BG, 358th BS, "One O'Clock Jump") lost Dec 12, 1942.
24583 assigend to 379th BG at New Castle Oct 6, 1942; transferred to Bovington Nov 6, 1942; damaged in a taxi 
accident on Aug 11, 1943, repaired. Salvaged with non-battle damage on May 5, 1945.
24584 assigned to 427th BS, 303rd BG at Bangor Oct 5, 1942.  To Molesworth Oct 22, 1942.
(303rd BG, 427th BS, "SUSFU") crashed at Pleyben Abby, near Edern, 10 mi NE of Quimper, France 
Jan 23, 1943.  MACR 15571.   2 KIA, 6 POW.

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