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Serial Number Criteria: 42-24748
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-24670 ... 42-24769 (EXACT MATCH)
Boeing B-29-45-BW Superfortress
MSN 4331/4430
24674 (499th BG, 878th BS) shot down by Ki-46 over Chiba, Japan Apr 7, 1945 while on mission to Nakajima
aircraft factory at Tokyo, Japan.  MACR 13625.  7 crew KIA, 4 bailed out and became POW.
24675 (883rd BS, 500th BG, 73rd BS) heavy damage by flak Apr 7, 1945 on mission to Musashino near Tokyo.
Reclaimed Spokane Oct 1946.
24676 to reclamation/scrap at Pyote AFB, TX Apr 5, 1951
24677 to reclamation/scrap at Pyote AFB, TX Apr 2, 1951
24678 (468th BG, 792nd BS) crew bailed out near Singapore due to AAA damage Mar 2, 1945.  MACR 12870
24679 (499th BG, 879th BS) ditched in Pacific Ocean Nov 24, 1944 while returning from a mission on
Musashino aircraft factory near Tokyo, Japan.  All 11 crew survived and were rescued.
24680 arrived on Saipan Nov 1944 with 881st BS. Attacked by by fighters
during raid on Tokyo Dec 3, 1944, returned to base heavily damaged.
Repaired and returned to service.  Renamed "Belle Ruth".  To reclamation/scrap at Robbins AFB, TX Apr 24, 1951
24681 (498th BG, 874th BS0 shot down by A6M3 near Tokyo, Japan Dec 3, 1944 while on mission to Musashino 
aircraft factory near Tokyo, Japan.  All 11 crew KIA. 
24682 (499th BG, 877th BS) in landing accident at Isley Field, Saipan Jan 27, 1945 due to flak damage on right
wing on mission to Musashino and Nakajima aircraft plants at Tokyo, Japan.  All crew survived, but
aircraft was DBR.
24683 to reclamation/scrap at Pyote AFB, TX Apr 2, 1951
24684 (499th BG, 877th BS) ditched in Pacific Ocean Dec 22, 1944 while on mission to Mitsubishi aircraft
factory at Nagoya, Japan.  MACR 10889.  All 12 crew killed.
24685 (40th BG, 44th BS) in landing accident at West Field, Tinian Aug 8, 1945.  All crew survived, but aircraft DBR.
24686 (500th BG, 882nd BS) ditched in Pacific Ocean Dec 29, 1944.  All 11 crew were rescued.
24687 (500th BG, 882nd BX) ditched off coast of Japan Dec 13, 1944 while on mission to Mitsubishi aircraft
factory at Nagoya, Japan due to engine failure.  MACR 10659.  All 11 crew killed.
24688 to reclamation/scrap at Pyote AFB, TX Apr 2, 1951
24691 to reclamation/scrap at Hill AFB, UT Apr 9, 1951
24692 (500th BG, 881st BS) collided with Japanese Ki-45 fighter March 17, 1945 and crashed at 
Nishihara Yamanashi, Japan while on mission to Tokyo.  MACR 12500.  9 crew KIA, 2 bailed out and became POW.
24693 (499th BG, 878th BS) destroyed on ground during Japanese raid on Isley Field, Saipan Dec 7, 1944.
24694 (500th BG, 881st BS0 ditched near Saipan Feb 27, 1945 while on mission to mine the Johore Strait.
2 crew killed, 9 rescued.
24695 declared war weary and returned to USA Aug 18, 1945.
24698 (499th BG, 877th BS) shot down by AAA over Kyushu, Japan Apr 27, 1945.  MACR 14334.  1 crewman killed, 10 
survived and were rescued.
24699 (499th BG, 877th BS) ditched in Pacific Ocean Apr 28, 1945.  MACR 14332.  10 crew killed, one rescued.
24703 (468th BG, 792nd BS) crashlanded on Iwo Jima Jun 5, 1945 while returning from mission to Kobe, Japan
All crew survived, but aircraft DBR.
24704 (468th BG) crashed Malaya due to combat damage Jan 11, 1945.  MACR 10879
24705 seen burned out in a photo on Ebay.  Details?
24706 (468th BG, 794th BS) lost during practice bombing mission due to engine
fire near Halliday Island Nov 28, 1944.   MACR 10043
24707 (382nd BG, 420th BS) in landing accident at Batista Field, Cuba May 2, 1945.  All crew survived, but aircraft
was badly damaged.
24708 to reclamation/scrap at Pyote AFB, TX Apr 2, 1951
24709 to reclamation/scrap at Pyote AFB, TX Apr 2, 1951
24711 (462nd BG, 769th BS) crashed on takeoff at Tinian Island Aug 8, 1945.  All crew survived but aicraft destroyed.
24712 to reclamation/scrap at Pyote AFB, TX Apr 2, 1951
24713 to reclamation/scrap at Pyote AFB, TX Apr 2, 1951
24715 (468th BG, 794th BS) rammed by enemy Ki-27 fighter over Mukden, Manchuria Dec 19, 1944.  MACR 10592.
10 crew KIA, 1 bailed out and became POW.
24716 to reclamation/scrap at Hill AFB, UT Apr 9, 1951
24717 (497th BG, 869th BS) ditched in Pacific Ocean Jul 19, 1945 while on mission to Hitachi, Japan.
6 crew killed, 5 rescued. 
24718 in landing accident at Kartoum Airfield, Sudan Dec 3, 1944.  All crew survived.  Not known if aircraft was
repaired.
24719 to reclamation/scrap at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ Apr 16, 1951
24721 (500th BG, 883rd BS) ditched in Pacific Ocean May 8, 1945.  MACR 12936.  6 crew killed, 6 crew rescued.
24723 (444th BG, 676th BS) crashed at Tinian due to flak damage May 26, 1945 while returning from
mission to Tokyo, Japan.  MACR 14516.  All 11 crew bailed but one was killed.
24724 (444th BG) MIA May 25, 1945, Pacific.  MACR 14494
24726 (40th BG, 25th BS) exploded in midair over Rangoon, Burma Dec 14, 1944 when mixed bombs exploded while
on mission to Bangkok, Thailand.  MACR 10401.  All 11 crew killed.
24727 (498th BG) ditched due to engine failure 3/31/1945.  All
crew except one rescued.  MACR 14233
24728 (462nd BG, 769th BS0 in takeoff accident at Luliang Airfield, Yunnan, China Apr 28, 1945.  All crew survivedl
Not known if aircraft was repaired.
24733 (497th BG, 870th BS) ditched in Pacific Ocean Dec 22, 1944 while returning from mission to Mitsubishi
aircraft factory at Nagoya, Japan.  MACR 10902.  6 crew killed, 5 rescued.
24735 (498th BG, 873rd BS) shot down by J2M3 over Tokyo Bay Dec 3, 1944 while on mission to Nakajima aircraft
factory at Ota near Tokyo, Japan.  MACR 10454.  All 11 crew KIA.
24736 (444th BG, 678th BS) crashed during wheels-up belly landing Feb 1, 1945. All crew survived.  
Not known if aicraft was repaired.
24740 in taxiing accident at Accra, British West Africa Nov 27, 1944 while on ferry flight.  All crew survived,
not known if aircraft was repaired.
24741 (497th BG, 869th BS) suffered #1 engine fire enroute to Osaka, causing #2 to backfire and lose power.
Unable to maintain altitude while returning to Saipan and crew bailed out in the dark near a
Navy convoy Jun 1, 1945.  MACR 14595.  2 crew killed, 9 survived.
24742 (498th BG) crashed into sea after being rammed by enemy
fighters  Jun 5, 1945.  Four crew members rescued.  MACR 14858
24744 (500th BG, 881st BS) ditched in Pacific Ocean Jan 10, 1945.  All 11 crew survived.
24745 (497th BG, 870th BS) destroyed on ground at Isley Field, Saipan during Japanese attack Dec 7, 1944.
24748 (498th BG, 875th BS) crashed and burned on Anatahan Island, Marianas Jan 3, 1945 while returning
from mission to Nagova, Japan.  All 11 crew killed.  MACR 10853
24751 (498th BG) MIA May 24, 1945, Pacific.  MACR 14487
24753 (499th BG) lost Mar 11, 1945.  MACR 12989
24754 (499th BG, 878th BS) shot down by Ki-61 and crashed at Minami-Kuhouji near Higashi-Ku, Osaka,
Japan while on mission to Osaka Mar 13, 1945.  MACR 13017.  All 9 crew KIA
24759 (6th BG, 24th BS) lost over Japan May 23, 1945 while on mission to Tokyo.  1 crew killed, 10 bailed out
and became POW.
24760 (498th BG, 875th BS) ran out of fuel and ditched in Pacific Feb 10, 1945 while returning from mission
to Nakajima aircraft plant at Ota, Japan.  MACR 12053.  All 11 crew killed.
24762 (500th BG, 881st BS) ditched in Pacific Ocean Dec 18, 1944 while on mission to Mitsubishi to Mitsubishi
aircraft factory at Nagoya, Japan.  MACR 10658.  4 crew killed, 7 rescued.
24763 (498th BG) ditched Jan 14, 1945 SW Pacific for unknown reason.  MACR 11219
24766 (500th BG) rammed by enemy Ki-61 fighter Jan 3, 1945 over Akazaki, near Nagoya, Japan.  MACR 10905
10 crew killed, 1 bailed out and became POW.
24767 (498th BG, 873rd BS) rammed by Ki-45 fighter over Funabashi Chiba, Japan Jan 27, 1945 while on
mission to Musashiho and Nakajima aircraft plants at Tokyo, and ditched 100 mi N of Iwo Jima Jan 27, 1945.  
MACR 11621.  All crew killed.
24769 (499th BG, 878th BS) shot down by Ki-45 nedar Konoike, Japan Jan 27, 1945 while on mission to Musashiho and 
Nakajima aircraft factories at Tokyo.  MACR 11555.  4 crew killed, 7 bailed out of which 2 killed on ground
and 5 became POW.

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