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Serial Number Criteria: 42-30048
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-30032 ... 42-30131 (EXACT MATCH)
Boeing B-17F-85-BO Fortress
MSN 5146/5245.
30032 (381st BG, 532nd BS, then to 384th BG, 546th BS, *Sky Queen*) shot down by
Oblt Georg Schott in Fw 190A-5 of JG 1/1 at Surhuistervbeen, Netherlands Jul 28, 1943 on
mission to Kassel, Germany.  MACR 15165.  8 KIA, 2 POW
30033 (384th BG, 546th BS, *Little America*) crashed due to
mechanical failure (supercharger blew) at Leisele, Belgium Dec 1, 1943
on mission to Solingen, Germany.  MACR 1335.  10 POW, 1 evaded.
30034 to Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, England
Dec 27, 1943 for unspecified trials.  Returned to 
USAAF Jan 7, 1944.
30035 (100th BG, *Torchy*) MIA Sep 3, 1943 on mission to Paris
30036 (384th BG, 546th BS) in midair collision 6/12/1943 over base
30037 (384th BG, 546th BS) shot down by Fw 190A at Gouchaupre, France June 26, 1943 on mission
to Villacoublay, France.  10 POW.  Pieces of this aircraft were displayed in a
museum established at Paris-Nanterre by occupying German forces.
30038 (100th BG, 349th BS, *Bar Fly*) shot down by Obfw Hans Erbskorn in Bf 109G-6/R6 of JG 26/9
over North Sea 20 km N of Wangerooge, Germany Jun 25, 1943 on mission to Bremen.  6 KIA, 4 POW.  MACR 270
30039 to 803rd BS(P) at Oulton early 1944 as radar countermeasures aircraft,
fitted with Mandrel sets and nine carpet sets.  
(384th BG, 544th BS, *Liberty Belle*) to Aphrodite project and
launched against U-boat pens on Heligoland Oct 15, 1944.  In final
mission, was hit by flak and crashed into sea short of target.
30040 (96th BG, 337th BS, "Wabbit Twacks III") shot down by Obfw Friedrich May in
Fw 190A-6 of JG 2/3 at Vavincourt, near Bar-le-Duc, France Oct 14, 1943.  
1 KIA, 5 POW, 4 evaded.  MACR 837
30041 (384th BG, 544th BS) ditched in N. Atlantic 6/3/1943.
30042 (100th BG, 349th BS, *Oh Nausea*) damaged by fighters Aug 17, 1943 
on mission to Regensburg and ditched in Tyrrhenian Sea
60 mi off Sicily.  MACR 682.  10 POW
30043 (384th BG, 547th BS, *Ruthless*) ditched in North Sea Oct 4, 1943 on 
mission to Frankfurt, Germany.  10 crew rescued.
30045 (95th BG, 334th BS, "Fight'n-n-Bit'n/She's My Gal") damaged by fighter
and ditched in English Channel 5 mi off Bayeux, France Oct 4, 1943.  MACR 744 and 1455.
1 KIA, 9 POW.
30046 (384th BG, 546th BS, "Merrie Hell") took direct AAA hit on
nose Aug 12, 1943 on mission to Gelsenkirchen, Germany.  
MACR 289.  2 KIA, 8 POW.
30047 (100th BG, 350th BS, "Sweater Girl") shot down by Uffz Herzog in
Fw 190A of JG 1/2 at Ostbevern, Germany Oct 10, 1943 on mission to Munster. 
MACR 1031.  3 KIA, 7 POW.
30048 (384th BG, 544th BS, *Flak Dancer*) crashlanded at Laon airfield, France June 26, 1943 
on mission to Villacoulbay, France.  Salvaged by Luftwaffe, and used by KG.200 as A3+CE
30049 (384th BG, 544th BS, *Miss Deal*) shot down by Oblt Hans-Georg dippel in Fw 190A-5 of JG 26/2 and
crashed into Dollart Bay in Netherlands Jun 25, 1943 on mission to Hamburg, Germany.  2 KIA,
2 died of injuries, 6 POW.  MACR 16349
30050 (100th BG, 350th BS, "Judy D") hit by AAA and a FW-190A on mission to Le Bourget, abandoned and crashlanded 
at Sainte-Colombe, E of Fécamp, France Jul 10, 1943. 8 POW, 2 evaded. MACR 268.
30051 (100th BG, 351st BS, "Nevada Wildcat") two engines failed, then shot down by  Lt. Gerhard Schindler 
in Bf-109 of JGr. Ost/2. at Oleron Island, France Jul 4, 1943.  9 POW.  MACR 272
30053 (301st BG, 352nd BS) shot down by Maj Kurt Uben in Bf 109G-6/R1 of
JG77/III Stab near Luccia, Italy Oct 1, 1943.  MACR 760.  4 KIA, 5 POW.
30056 (97th BG, 342nd BS) lost Jul 2, 1944.  MACR 6338
30057 (100th BG, 351st BS, *Raunchy*) badly damaged over Germany by enemy fighters and ditched in
Lake Constance, Switzerland Sep 6, 1943.  All surviving crew escaped and were interned,
ball turret gunner had already been killed during fighter attack.  MACR 689.
30058 (384th BG, 546th BS) shot down Jun 26, 1943 by Obfw. Immerl in Fw 190A of
JG 105/2 at Guillerva, France on mission to Villacoublay, France.  Crew
of 10 POW.
30059 (100th BG, 351th BS, *Barker's Burdens*) struck on #3 engine
by bomb dropped from another plane Sept 3, 1943 on mission
to Paris.  Moments later, the plane exploded.  MACR 685
30061 delivered Cheyenne Apr 6, 1943, to Kearney Apr 15, 1943, to Wendover May 2, 1943, to Kearney May 22, 1943,
to Dow Field May 30, 1943.  Assigned to 418th BS, 100th BG at Thorpe Abbotts Jun 9, 1943 and named 
"Just-A-Snappin", later renamed "Wolff Pack".  Famously photographed high over the Alps with several
missing pieces.  Eventually returned to USA at Homestead Jul 12, 1944.  To 1 BU at Wright Jul 17, 1944, to 328 BU at
Gulfport Jan 26, 1944.  To 4119 BU at Brookley Mar 31, 1945.  Reclamation completed Apr 17, 1945.
30062 delivered Cheyenne Apr 6, 1943, to Gore Apr 14, 1943, to Kearney Apr 16, 1943, to Wendover May 2, 1943,
to Hill May 18, 1943, to Kearney May 22, 1943, to Dow Field May 30, 1943.  Assigned to 100th BG, 418th BS
at Thorpe Abbotts Jun 9, 1943, named *Bastard's Bungalow II* aka "Reilly's Racehorse".   Shot down by
enemy aircraft Feb 10, 1944 on mission to Brunswick. and crashed at Leeseringen, 4 mi S of Nienburg/Weser,
Germany  MACR 2383. 1 KIA, 9 POW.
30063 (100th BG, 418th BS, *Picklepuss*) shot down by flt Hans Witzke of NJG 1/4
between Herbesthal and Lontzen, Belgium Aug 17, 1943 on mission 
to Regensburg.  MACR 677.  6 KIA, 4 POW.
30064 (418th BS, 100th BG, *Wild Cargo*) shot down by Fw Heinz Schluter of JGr Ost/4 between Boyard-Ville and
Ile d'Aix, France Sep 16, 1943 on mission to La Pallice/Bordeaux.  MACR 647.  1 KIA, 9 POW.
30065 384th BG, 547th BS transferred to 306th BG, 369th BS Aug 1943.
Ran out of fuel and crashlanded at New Romney, UK Sep 6, 1943 on mission to Stuttgart, Germany.
No injuries.  Salvaged
30066 (2nd BG, 429th BS, *MugWump*) w/o Aug 17, 1943 on mission
to Regensburg, Germany.  It seems that the plane survived went to 803rd BS(P) at Oulton
in early 1944 as radio countermeasures aircraft and fitted with Mandrel
sets and 9 Carpet sets.  Was modified as a Castor drone.  Launched 
Oct 30, 1944 in raid on Helgoland but lost contact
and went out of control and crashed near Trollhattan, Sweden.  The crater is still visible today.
30068 (388th BG, 561st BS) damaged by AAA then shot down by
two enemy fighters at Haamstade, Netherlands Aug 19, 1943. 
MACR 3068 (MACR has 1944, but it is wrong).  8 KIA, 2 POW.
30070 (100th BG, 350th BS, *Tweedle O'Twill*) shot down by Obfw.
Anton-Rudolf Piffer in Fw 190A of JG 1/2 at Tauberbischofsheim,
Germany Aug 17, 1943 on mission to Regensburg.  MACR 679.
1 KIA, 9 POW.
30071 in wheels-up landing at Honington, UK. Not repaired
30072 (97th BG, 342nd BS) lost May 5, 1944.  MACR 4607
30074 (384th BG) crashed in USA 5/1/1943.
30076 (384th BG, 545th BS) shot down by Lt Friedrich Lange in Fw 190A-5 of JG 26/5 Jun 22, 1943 at
Wilhelminadoorp, Netherlands on mission to Antwerp, Belgium. 4 KIA, 6 POW.  MACR 2165
30077 seen in 1945 movie "Passage to Marseille"
30080 delivered Cheyenne Apr 7, 1943, to Kearney Apr 16, 1943, to Westover May 3, 1943, to Wendover May 16, 1943,
to Kearned May 23, 1943, to Tow Field May 22,1943.  Assigned to 100th BG, 351th BS, named 
*High Life/Peg O'My Heart*.   damaged by Ltn Hans Ehlers in Fw 190A of JG 1/2 during mission to Regensburg
and interned in Switzerland Aug 17, 1943.  MACR 683.  Plane dismantled and taken to Kloten for storage, eventually
scrapped.
30081 (92nd BG, 407th BS, "USS Aliquippa") shot down by Lt. Fritz
Karch in Bf 109G-6 of JG 2/6 and crashlanded near Dutch/German
border Aug 12, 1943.  MACR 655.  11 POW.
30083 converted to F-9 photo-recon aircraft with cameras added and bombing equipment deleted.
30087 (100th BG, 351st BS, "Shackrat") shot down by Fw. Erick Mattern in
Bf 109G-6 of JG 1/8 at Vynen, Germany Oct 10, 1943 on mission to Munster.  
MACR 1026.  8 KIA, 2 POW.
30088 delivered Cheyenne Apr 8,1943, to Kearney Apr 16, 1943, to Wendover May 2, 1943, to Hill May 12, 1943,
to Wendover May 18,1 943, to Kearney May 22, 1943, to Dow Field May 27, 1943.  Assigned to 349th BS,
100th BG at Thorpe Abbotts Jun 9, 1943, named *Squawkin' Hawk*.  Severe battle damage over Stuttgard
Sep 6, 1943 but limped back to base. Again suffered heavy battle damage Nov 5, 1943 on raid to
Gelsenkirchen.  8 crew bailed out 5 became POW, 2 evaded, but one member's chute failed to open and he was KIA.
Remaining two cremembers were able to make forced landing at RAF Tangmere.  Returned to USA May 17, 1944.
To RFC at Walnut Ridge Dec 13, 1945.  First aircraft in group to log 50 missions.
30089 (351st BS, 100th BG, *Sunny*) MIA Sep 3, 1943 on mission to Paris. MACR 684
30090 (100th BG, 351st BS, "El P'sstffo", then "Mad House") shot down by fighter
at Haltern, NR-W, Germany Oct 10, 1943 on 
mission to Munster.   MACR 1020.  10 POW.
30093 (301st BG, 419th BS) damaged and crashlanded 10 mi E of St Donat,
Algeria Aug 11, 1943, believed by captured
P-38 flown by Regia Aeronautica pilot Col Angelo Tondi.  Plane
salvaged Aug 19, 1943.
30096 (385th BG, 549th BS, 'Liberty Belle')lost due to accidental on-board fire 
Nov 30, 1943. Crashed near Penlan Hall, Wake's Colne close to a 
base at Wormingford.  Four crew were lost.  MACR 4403
30098 crashlanded at Altus AAF, OK Jul 20, 1945
30099 SOC at Searcy Field, Stillwater, OK.  Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946.
30104 (384th BG, 547th BS) shot down by Lt Kurt Ibing in Fw 190A-6
of JG 1/4 at Hennef, Germany Aug 12, 1943 on mission to
Gelsenkirchen, Germany.  MACR 286.  6 KIA 4 POW.
The MACR database has this listed correctly as being 42-30104.
30105  (95th BG, 412nd BS, "Slightly Dangerous") shot down by Lt. Siegfried Baumann and 
Fw. Wilhelm Flegel von Farnholz in Bf 109G-6's of JG 2/6. at Saint-Didier-des-Bois, 
France Jul 10, 1943. 6 KIA, 2 POW, 2 evaded.  MACR 4902. 
30106 (301st BG, 353rd BS) lost Jun 27, 1944.  MACR 6175
30107 (379th BG, 526th BS, "Black Magic") hit by a fighter and crashed at Gros Berssen, Germany Jun 25, 1943.  
2 KIA 8 POW.  MACR 1366
30111 (301st BG, 32nd BS) shot down by Bf 109G-6 of JG 51/II S
of Wiener Neustadt, Austria Nov 2, 1943.  MACR 1093.  10 KIA
30112 (94th BG, 410th BS) lost Jan 5, 1944.  MACR 1891
30113 ("Wolf Pack") Shot down by enemy aircraft during raid on Kel, Germany, 13-Jun-43. Crashed near 
Renesburg, Germany. 10POW.
30114 (95th BG, 335th BS) crashed on landing at Alconbury, UK May
28, 1943.  Repaired and named "Spare Parts".  Damaged by
fighter and ditched into North Sea Oct 20, 1943.
Crew rescued.  One database has this plane as going to 
803rd BS(P) at Oulton early 1944 as radio countermeasures 
aircraft, fitted with 6 Mandrel sets
30115 (301st BG, 419th BS) shot down by Oblt Ernst-Georg
Altnorthoff of JGr Sud/2 over Gulf of Lion, 114 km SW of
Marseilles, France Nov 16, 1943.  MACR 1128.  10 KIA.
30118 (95th BG, 335th BS) crashed in Kiel Bay Jun 13, 1943. MACR 4738
All 10 KIA.
30119 (99th BG, 346th BS) shot down by fighter near Foggia, Italy Jul 22, 1943.  MACR 414.  8 KIA, 2 POW.
30120 (95th BG, 334th BS "Patches") salvaged Jan 6, 1945.
30123 (96th BG, 338th BS) lost Feb 25, 1944.  MACR 2859
30126 (99th BG, 461th BS, *Sugar Foot*) damagedby Bf 106G-6's of JGH 3/III
and caught fire, then shot down by Swiss AAA and
crashed in Switzerland  near Ragaz Oct 1, 1943.  MACR 796.
7 KIA, 3 interned.
30127 (301st BG, 32nd BS) shot down by Bf 109G-6 over Wiener
Neustadt, Austria Nov 2, 1943.  MACR 1094.  9 KIA
30130 (337th BS, *Klap Trap II*) shot down Jan 7, 1944, Ludwigshaven, Bermany.  MACR 2018
30131 (384th BG, 547th BS) transferred out 7/43.  lost Feb 2, 1944 with 1st BG.  MACR 2250

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