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Serial Number Criteria: 42-40352
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-40345 ... 42-40392 (EXACT MATCH)
Consolidated B-24D-53-CO Liberator
MSN 1422/1469
40345 to RFC at Walnut Ridge Dec 28, 1945
40346 (90th BG, 319th BS) destroyed at Fenton, Northern Territory Jun 30, 1943
40347 condemned salvage obsolete Nov 11, 1944-Jan 28, 1945
40348 (90th BG) lost Aug 17, 1943, New Guinea.   MACR 6604
40349 condemned accident not combat related Aug 6 1943 - 10 Oct 1946
40350 surveyed at Walla Walla, WA Sep 20, 1944
40351 (380th BG) lost Jul 5, 1944.  MACR 6585.
40352 (90th BG, 321st BS) crashed in Bena Bena Apr 30, 1943.
40353 wrecked in emergency forced landing at Sheppard AAF, TX May 3, 1943.
Major damage to aircraft.  To CL-26 Sep 25, 1943.
40354 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Feb 16, 1943.  MACR 5095, 3302B
40355 wrecked at Tucson MAP, AZ Feb 17, 1943.  Major damage to aircraft.
34 passengers on board, 6 killed.  Aircraft transferred to Camp Consair, San
Diego, CA Mar 10, 1943 and converted to prototype C-87.  To RFC Dec 12, 1945.
40356 to CL-26 at Clovis Apr 27, 1943
40357 to TB-24D.  To RFC at Albuquerque, NM Jun 25, 1945.
40358 condemned salvage obsolete Apr 24, 1945.
40359 (90th BG, 320th BS) crashed during landing approach due to fog May 24, 1943
at Port Moresby.  All aboard killed.  Condemned May 26, 1943.
40360 to RFC at Albuquerque, NM Jul 2, 1945.
40361 to RFC at Albuquerque, NM Aug 4, 1945.
40362 to RFC at Searcy Field, Stillwater, OK Aug 13, 1945.  Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946
40363 condemned salvage obsolete Dec 13, 1944
40364 (98th BG, 343rd BS, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves") shot down by Bf 109G-6 of JG 27/12 
65 km W of Kefallinia Island, Greece in Ploesti raid Aug 1, 1943.  8 KIA, 1 POW.  MACR 165
40365 surveyed Nov 27, 1943
40366 to RFC at Albuquerque, NM Jul 2, 1945
40367 condemned Feb 4, 1944
40368 to CL-26 at Blyth Aug 17, 1943
40369 (380th BG, "Shady Lady") crashedlanded Aug 14, 1943 when landed on salt flats in Northern Western Australia 
when fuel exhausted after completing longest-ever bombing mission of WW 2 to oil refineries at Balkpapan, 
Borneo.  Nose gear collapsed and nose turret fell off.  Flow to Fenton, sent to Townville and salvaged there.
40370 (44th BG, 506th BS "Heaven Can Wait") was supposed to take part in the 1 August 1943 Ploesti mission with the 44th, 
flying with the 506th Bombardment Squadron. Aborted before getting to the target and made an emergency landing 
on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. It was abandoned by the 44th at Deversoir, Egypt in October. 
The aircraft was then transferred to the 389th Bombardment Group, 566th Bombardment Squadron in November 1943, and 
flew regular combat operations through to 26 March 1944 and then was transferred to the 467th Bombardment Group and became 
the first assembly aircraft of the Group as 42-40370WW named ‘Pete The Pom Inspector’. The aircraft was damaged at RAF 
Rackheath following a landing rollout accident Oct 27, 1944, when the nose wheel retracted. It was subsequently 
scrapped at Rackheath.  Replaced by 41-29293
40371 (44th BG, 67th BS, "G.I. Gal") hit by AAA and shot down by Ofw Georg Klever in Bf 110F-4
of NJG 6/10 near Slatina, Rumania in Ploesti raid Aug 1, 1943.  1 KIA, 8 POW.  MACR 2412
40372 to TB-24D Nov 1944.  To RFC at Ontario, CA Jun 13, 1945.
40373 (44th BG, 68th BS, "Natchez-Belle") shot down by fighter 
Aug 16, 1943, Italy.  MACR 3558.  3 KIA, 7 POW.
40374 to TB-24D.  To RFC at Altus, OK Sep 11, 1945
40375 (44th BG, 376th BS, "Scrappy II") shot down Aug 1, 1943,
Ploesti raid.  9 crew KIA.  MACR 1646
40376 to RFC at Altus, OK Oct 26, 1945
40377 wrecked at Lowry AAF, CO Mar 23, 1943 due to failure of hydraulic system and DBR.
Surveyed Jun 8, 1943.
40378 surveyed in CONUS Apr 7, 1944
40379 (98th BG) crashed Jul 2, 1943.  Listed as being converted to TB-24D and
sent to RFC at Searcy AAF, Stillwater, OK Jul 24, 1945.  Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946
40380 to RFC at Ontario, CA Jun 8, 1945.
40381 surveyed at Ft Worth Apr 2, 1945
40382 to CL-26 Oct 4, 1943
40383 surveyed in USA Nov 11, 1943
40384 (307th BG) lost Jul 8, 1943.  MACR 45 and 1487.
40385 wrecked at Wadi Seiden AFS Jun 16, 1943 in takeoff accident and DBR
Condemned Jun 22, 1943.
40386 Wrecked Jun 19, 1943 20 mi E of Clovis AAB, NM due to mechanical
failure but repaired.  To TB-24D Jul 1944.  To RFC Aug 27, 1945.  
40387 (380th BG, "Beautiful Betsy") missing Feb 26, 1945 on flight from 
Fenton to Eagle Farm Airfield, Australia.  MACR 12758.
Wreck was found in Kroombit Tops National Park, Australia 
Aug 2, 1994, remains of the 9 aboard found at the site.
40388 condemned May 13, 1943 
40389 (90th BG, 400th BS, "Mission Belle") condemned Apr 30, 1945.  
Was attached to 8th Radar Calibration detachment V Fighter 
Command Jan-Feb 1944 for trials with SCR-602.
40390 to USN as PB4Y-1 32029.
40391 condemned crash in Indo-China Feg 7, 1945.
40392 (376th BG, 515th BS, "Chum VII") crashed Aug 13, 1943 
during aborted takeoff at El Batham, Tunisia.  
Salvaged Aug 14, 1943.

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