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Serial Number Criteria: 42-39974
Description Criteria:
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-39958 ... 42-40057 (EXACT MATCH)
Lockheed/Vega B-17G-10-VE Fortress
MSN 6701/6800
39958 condemned salvage battle damage Nov 14, 1944
39959 condemned salvage non battle damage Jun 22, 1945
39960 (92nd BG, 325th BS) crashed Moerzeke-Kastel (Belgium) Mar 2, 1944.  MACR 2856
39961 (452nd BS, 730th BS) lost Feb 10, 1944.  MACR 2537
39962 (384th BG, 547th BS) MIA Feb 11, 1944 on mission to Frankfurt.  MACR 2529
39963 (306th BG, 423rd BS) lost Dec 5, 1944.  MACR 11038
39964 to reclamation at Biggs Field, TX Sep 14, 1945
39965 (306th BG, 369th BS) lost Mar 29, 1944.  MACR 3482
39966 (305th BG, 366th BS) lost Aug 3, 1944, Baden-Wurttemberg.  MACR 7702
39967 (91st BG, 324th BS) lost Mar 18, 1944.  MACR 3224
39968 to RFC at Albuquerque, NM Feb 7, 1946
39969 (401st BG, 614th BS) lost Jan 11, 1944.  MACR 2508
39970 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 28, 1945
39971 (452nd BG, 729th BS, "Little Chum") broke up in thunderstorm
Apr 21, 1944 and crashed near Hoxne, Suffolk.  6 killed,
4 parachuted to safety.  Condemned salvage battle damage Apr 24, 1944
39972 (452nd BG, 730th BS) lost Dec 31, 1944.  MACR 11233
39973 condemned salvage non battle damage Oct 18, 1944 
39974 (452nd BG, 731st BS, 'Punchboard') attempted to reach Sweden after mission to Warnemunde
Apr 9, 1944, forced down at Vaerlose airfield, Denmark.  10 POW.  MACR 3785
Operated by special unit Kommando Olga within KG200.  Crashed Feb 9/10, 1945
on takeoff from Stuttgart with 10 agents and Vichy officials on attempt
to evacuate to Spain.  17 killed, 2 survived.  Compare with fate of 42-30146.
Which one is correct?  According to 'Strangers in a Strange Land', it is 42-30146
that exploded on Feb 9, 1945.
39975 (91st BG, 423rd BS) lost May 30, 1944.  MACR 5355
39976 (452nd BG, 731st BS) lost May 12, 1944.  MACR 4820
39977 condemned salvag non battle damage Feb 9, 1944
39978 condemned Mar 7, 1944
39979 (401st BG, 612th BS) lost Apr 11, 1944.  MACR 4018
39980 (379th BG, 526th BS) lost Mar 13, 1944.  MACR 3240
39981 (452nd BG, 728th BS) lost Apr 29, 1944.  MACR 4450
39982 (301st BG, 32nd BS) lost over Austria Feb 25, 1944.  MACR 2592
39983 (100th BG, 351st BS) lost May 11, 1944.  MACR 4866
39984 (94th BG, 331st BS) shot down Feb 10, 1944 and crashed Liebenau
during raid on Braunschweig, Germany.  MACR 2369
39985 (452nd BG, 730th BS) shot down Mar 23, 1944 and crashed Rengershausen
during raid on Braunschweig, Germany. MACR 3551
39986 (301st BG, 352nd BS) lost Apr 3, 1944.  MACR 4401
39987 (351st BG, 511th BS) shot down by fighters May 28, 1944 on mission to Dessau.  MACR 5328
39988 (96th BG, 339th BS) lost Mar 8, 1944.  MACR 3430
39989 (95th BG, 334th BS) lost Mar 16, 1944.  MACR 3231 and 4904
39990 (452nd BG, 730th BS) lost May 19, 1944.  MACR 4958
39991 (384th BG, 544th BS) shot down and crash landed near
Blangermont, France Mar 4, 1944.  MACR 2741.  Crew POW. Luftwaffe salvaged the plane.
39992 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 29, 1945
39993 condemned salvage non battle damage May 6, 1945
39994 (100th BG, "Snort Stuff") damaged by fighter attack near Haseluenne.  Landed in Sweden Mar 6, 1944, all crew interned
until September 1944, then returned.  MACR 3031.  To RFC at Albuquerque Feb 7, 1946
39995 (452nd BG, 731st BS) lost Apr 11, 1944.  to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 22, 1945
39996 (91st BG, 322nd BS) lost Aug 16, 1944.  MACR 8179.  7 KIA, 2 POW.
39997 (381st BG, 533rd BS, *Big Mike/Frenchy's Folly*) flown to
Kingman, AZ Nov 28, 1945, broken up 1945-47.
39998 (96th BG, 337th BS) shot down over Rosthausen, Germany May 8, 1944 on 
mission to Brunswick.  MACR 4569.  All crew POW.
39999 (2nd BG, 49th BS) lost May 26, 1944.  MACR 5831.  Condemned Oct 20, 1944
40000 (91st BG, 324th BS, "Just Nothing") shot down Apr 22, 1944 and crashed Delecke during raid
on Hamm, Germany.  MACR 4259
40001 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Nov 19, 1945
40002 (401st BG, 615th BS) lost Jun 19, 1944.  MACR 6001
40003 (379th BG, 524th BS "Ol'Gappy/Topper") to RFC at Kingman, AZ Nov 10, 1945
40004 condemned Feb 22, 1944
40005 (384th BG, 546th BS, *Salvage Queen*) MIA Feb 11, 1944 on mission to Frankfurt.  MACR 2530
40006 (306th BG, 368th BS) hit by flak over Berlin 3/6/1944.
Landed on island of Gotland, Sweden, where
the crew set fire to the aircraft.  Crew interned.  MACR 2735
40007 (381st BG, 533rd BS, *Honey*) failed to return from mission Nov 25, 1944.
40008 (381st BG, 533rd BS, "Bar Fly") in midair collision with 42-31490 near 
Duestedt, Germany 3/24/1944.  MACR 3539
40009 (91st  BG 324th BS "Ikleton Abbey") on Jan 24, 1944 while assembling in formation
for a mission to Frankfurt, a fire broke out in the top turret electrical
system and fire spread to oxygen system.  Pilot called an order to abandon ship
6 enlisted crewmen managed to bail out before ship exploded.  Plane condemned Jan 26, 1944
40010 to RFC at Walnut Ridge Jan 5, 1946
40011 (381st BG, 534 BS, *Shnozzle*) in midair collision Jan 21, 1945 with 42-97511.
40012 lost in ferry across Atlantic Dec 18, 1943.  MACR 1318
40013 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 4, 1945
40014 (92nd BG, 325th BS) lost Mar 3, 1944.  MACR 2857
40015 surveyed at Las Vegas AB, NV Feb 13, 1944
40016 (96th BG, 339th BS) lost Apr 13, 1944.  MACR 4267
40017 (381st BG, 535th BS, *Assend Charlie/Me and My Gal/Miasses Dragon*) badly shot up by fighters and 2 crew
bailed out, rest returned safely May 30, 1944.  1 KIA, 1 POW.  MACR 5835.  Repaired.  Crashlanded Butgenbach,
Belgium Feb 14, 1945 and salvaged Mar 14, 1945.  
40017 (381st BG, 535th BS) lost May 30, 1944.
40018 condemned salvage non batle damage Jan 13, 1945
40019 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 4, 1945
40020 (305th BG, 364th BS) lost Feb 8, 1944.  MACR 2492
40021 to reclamation at Kingman, AZ Dec t, 1944
40022 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Nov 1, 1945
40023 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 4, 1945 
40024 surveyed at Las Vegas AAB, NV Jan 6, 1944 
40025 (381st BG, 535rd BS, *Touch the Button Nell*) crashlanded at Dunkwell,
UK Feb 6, 1944.  Salvaged Feb 7, 1944.
40026 to RFC at Kingman AAF, AZ Jul 12, 1944
40027 to RFC at Walnut Ridge Jan 4, 19436
40028 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 5, 1945
40029 to reclamation at Las Vegas, NV Jan 1, 1945
40030 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 5, 1945
40031 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 5, 1945
40032 (92nd BG, 327th BS) lost Feb 8, 1944.  MACR 2363
40033 condemned MIA Feb 8, 1944
40034 to RFC at Walnut Ridge Sep 25, 1945
40035 to reclamation at Kingman AF, AZ Nov 2, 1944
40036 to RFC at Walnut Ridge Jan 14, 1946
40037 to RFC at Walnut Ridge Jan 7, 1946
40038 in midair collision with 42-31733 Jan 13, 1944.
Not sure of the result since I have a report that this
plane went to RFC at Altus, OK Nov 7, 1945
40039 surveyed at Orlando AB, FL Jan 14, 1944
40040 surveyed at Kingman AAF, AZ Jul 7, 1944
40041 to RFC at Walnut Ridge Dec 28, 1945
40042 to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD Jun 19, 1946
40043 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 20, 1945
40044 to RFC at Ontario, CA Jan 18, 1946
40045 surveyed at Dyersburg AAF, TN Aug 1, 1944
40046 (385th BG, 551st BS) lost Jan 4, 1944.  MACR 1897
40047 (92nd BG, 407th BS) shot down by AAA Feb 24, 1944 on mission to Schweinfurt,
Germany.  MACR 2753.
40048 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 6, 1945
40049 to RFC at Kingman, AZ Dec 6, 1945
40050 (401st BG, 612th BS) MIA Jun 19, 1944.  MACR 6002
40051 (96th BG, 339th BS) lost Apr 9, 1944.  MACR 3652
40052 (92nd BG, 407th BS) hit by flak near German/Dutch border 3/6/1944.  Five crew bailed out and were taken
prisoner.  Five bailed out over Holland and evaded capture.  MACR 2905
40053 condemned salvage non battle damage Oct 5, 1944
40054 (388th BG, 562nd BS) rammed by 42-37886 Mar 6, 1944 near Dutch border after the latter had been hit by fighter.  
Both aircraft went down.  3 killed, one later died of wounds, 6 bailed out and taken prisoner.
MACR 3092
40055 (99th BG, 347th BS) lost Feb 25, 1944.  MACR 2707
40056 (100th BG, 351st BS) shot down by fighters on raid on Berlin Mar 8, 1944.  10 crew POW.  MACR 3032
40057 (401st BG, 615th BS) lost Jan 29, 1944, Entenpfuyl/Pferdsfeld.  MACR 2273

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