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Serial Number Criteria: 42-24801
Description Criteria:
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-24770 ... 42-24869 (EXACT MATCH)
Boeing B-29-50-BW Superfortress
MSN 4431/4530
24772 (497th BG, 869th BS) rammed by Ki-61 west of Tokyo Jan 9, 1945 and crashed in a field.  MACR 10907.
All 11 crew KIA.
24773 (499th BG, 878th BS) lost in Nagoya raid Dec 18, 1944.  MACR 10654.  All 11 crew killed.
24774 (497th BG, 870th BS) MIA Jul 3, 1945, South Pacific.  MACR 14923 
24776 (MSN 4437) named "White Mistress"
24777 (MSN 4438, 873rd BS, 498th BG) ditched Feb 27, 1945 after #3 prop came off and struck fuselage, cutting
control cables.  Nine crew members rescued, 4 lost.  MACR 12777
24779 (504th BG, 412st BS) lost in Pacific Ocean while on mission to Hitachi aircraft factor at Tachikawa, 
Japan Apr 24, 1945.  MACR 15886.  All 11 crew killed.
24780 (504th BG, "Doc's Deadly Dose")
24781 (483rd BS, 505th BG) lost from unknown cause at Tinian Island, Mariana Jan 6, 1945.  MACR 16171.  Fate of crew unknown.
24782 (499th BG, 879th BS) in landing accident at Kwajalein Atoll Dec 23, 1944.  All crew survived.  Not known
if aircraft was repaired.
24783 (6th BG, 40th BS) crashlanded at North Field on Tinian Jul 22, 1945. All crew survived.  Aircraft was destroyed.
24784 (505th BG, 483rd BS) collided with B-29 42-24815 in midair and crashed at Takashima Vilage Gunma,
Japan Feb 10, 1945 while on mission to Nakajima aircraft factory at Ota, Japan.  MACR 12053.  All 12
crew killed.
24785 (500th BG, 882nd BS) shot down by Ki-61 over Hamamatsu, Japan Jan 23, 1945 while on mission to Mitsubishi
aircraft factory at Nagoya, Japan.  MACR 11386.  Crashed into Pacific Ocean, all 11 crew killed.
24786 (462nd BG, 770th BS) in taxiing accident at West Field, Tinian Jul 23, 1945.  Believed collided with 
B-29 42-63473.  All crew survived, not known if aircraft was repaired. 
24787 (505th BG) lost Feb 10, 1945.  MACR 12054
24789 (9th BG, 99th BS) in takeoff accident at North Field, Tinian Mar 30, 1945.  All crew survived, but
aircraft was destroyed by fire.
24790 (504th BG, 398th BS) ditched 275 mi N of Tinian due to battle damage Feb 10, 1945  while returning from
mission to Nakajima aircraft factory at Ota, Japan.  MACR 12451. All 11 crew killed.
24791 after storage at NAS China Lake, CA, nose was acquired by
USAFM and grafted onto museum building at Beale AFB, CA
in 1986.  Nose noted in 1996 in storage area of Museum of 
Flight, Seattle, WA.
24793 (505th BG, 482nd BS) ditched off Iwo Jima May 14, 1945 after ran out of fuel while 
returning from mission to Nagoya, Japan.  MACR 14429.  5 crew killed, 6 were rescued by Navy PBY.
24796 (9th BG, 5th BS) in takeoff accident at North Field on Tinian Apr 3, 1945.  All crew survived, but
aircraft DBR.
24797 (505th BG, 484th BS) lost from unknown cause in Pacific Ocean Mar 19, 1945 while on mission to Nagoya,
Japan.  MACR 13694.  All 11 crew rescued by US Navy destroyeer USS Gatling (DD-671)
24800 (462nd BG, 769th BS) in takeoff accident at West Field, Tinian Jun 15, 1945.  All crew survived, but
aircraft was destroyed by fire.
24801 (462nd BG, 770th BS) crashed near West Field, Tinian due to engine failure May 16, 1945.  All 11 crew
bailed out and survived, aircraft was destroyed.
24803 to F-13
24804 (40th BG, 44th BS) shot down by enemy figher over Bay of Bengal Feb 26, 1945 while on photo mission
to Singapore.  MACR 14248.  5 crew killed, 9 bailed out and were rescued (5 by RAF Catalina, 4 by British
submarine HMS Seadog P216
24805 to F-13
24807 (497th BG, 870th BS) lost from unknown cause SW Pacific Jan 14, 1945 while on mission to Mitsubishi aircraft
factory at Nagoya, Japan.  MACR 11223.  All 11 crew killed.
24808 (497th BG, 871st BS) collided with B-29 42-63431 in midair over Pacific Feb 25, 1945. and creashed into ocean
while on mission to Tokyo.  MACR 12721.  All 11 crew killed.
24809 (505th BG, 482nd BS) shot down by AAA Jun 5, 1945 while on mission to Kobe, Japan.  MACR 14603.
5 crew KIA, 6 bailed out and became POW.  2 crew were executed at Osaka, Japan Jul 20, 1945 and 4 died
in captivity of disease.
24810 to F-13
24811 to F-13.  With 3rd PRS, damaged in takeoff accident at
Harmon Field, Guam Nov 21, 1945
24813 to F-13
24815 (505th BG, 483rd BS) collided in midari with B-29 42-24784 Feb 10, 1945 and crashed at Takashima Village,
Gunma, Japan while on mission to Nakajima aircraft factory at Ota, Japan.  MACR 12018.  All 11 crew killed.
24816 to F-13.  With (11th PRG, 3rd PRS crashlanded and w/o at
Harmon Field, Guam Jun 8, 1945.
24817 to F-13
24819 to F-13.  to reclamation/scrap at Kelly AFB, TX Mar 21, 1951
24821 to F-13.  (504th BG, 398th BS) lost from unknown cause while on mission to Kawasaki, Japan Apr 15, 1945.  
MACR 14280.  All 11 crew killed.
24826 (505th BG, 483rd BS) lost from unknown cause over Japan while on mission to Tokyo May 26, 1945, Pacific.  
MACR 14513.  8 crew killed, 3 bailed out and were rescued.
24828 to F-13.  (505th BG, 584th BS) lost from unknown cause May 26, 1945, Japan.  MACR 14514.  All 12 crew killed.
24830 (6th BG, 313th BW, 'Irish Lullaby')
24833 to F-13.  With 11th PRG, 3rd PRS crashlanded and w/o at Saipan
Feb 4, 1945.
24839 (505th BG, 483rd BS) in taxiing accident Jul 6, 1945 at North Field, Tinian due to mechanical failure.
All crew survived, but aircraft DBR.
24840 (9th BG, 1st BS) crashed 380 miles from Iwo Jima Apr 28, 1945 while returning from mission to Japan.  MACR 14532.
All 11 crew bailed out, but their fate is unknown.
24842 (6th BG, 39th BS) crashed into Pacific Ocean Feb 12, 1945 due to engine fire while on mission searching
for enemy shipping.  MACR 12049.  All 12 crew killed.
24843 (505th BG) lost Feb 10, 1945.  MACR 12017
24849 (500th BG, 881st BS, 'St Bernard") crashed Mar 17, 1945 when it was rammed
by Japanese Ki-61 Tony fighter over Kobe, Japan.  MACR 13079.  9 crew killed.
2 crew members bailed out an survived, only to be executed by the Japanese Jul 18, 1945.
24851 (504th BG, 421st BS) crashed during wheels-up belly landing at North Field, Tinian Apr 12, 1945.
All crew survived, but aircraft was destroyed.
24853 (9th BG) crashed at Iwo Jima Apr 24, 1945 while returning from mission to Hitachi aircraft factor at Tachikawa,
Japan.  Fate of crew unknown.
24855 (792nd BS, 468th BG) lost from unknown cause in Pacific Jul 13, 1945.  MACR 15419.  Fate of crew unknown.
24857 (497th BG) lost Feb 19, 1945.  MACR 12486
24858 (468th BG) lost from unknown cause in Pacific Ocean Jul 12, 1945 while on mission to Kawasaki, Japan
Jul 12, 1945.  2 crew killed, 9 survived and were rescued.
24864 (504th BG, 398th BS) lost from unknown cause near Japan Apr 1, 1945, while on mission to sow mines at 
Kure Harbor.  MACR 13462.  8 crew killed, 2 bailed out and became POW.
24867 (505th BG, 484th BS) lost from unknown cause in Pacific Ocean Feb 10, 1945 while on mission to Nakajima aircraft
factory at Ota, Japan.  MACR 12150.  Fate of crew unknown.
24868 (6th BG, 39th BS) exploded over Tokyo at unknown date.  All 11 crew killed.

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