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Serial Number Criteria: 42-40686
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-40653 ... 42-40697 (EXACT MATCH)
Consolidated B-24D-85-CO Liberator
MSN 1730/1774
40653 (5th BG, 394th BS) lost in combat Sep 28, 1943, Solomon Islands.  MACR 804
40654 (98th BG, 345th BS) crash on landing at Benina Libya Jul 29, 1943.  Salvaged Apr 18, 1945
40655 (98th BG, 343rd BS, "Damifino or Four Eyes") shot down by AAA in 
Ploesti raid Aug 1, 1943.  MACR 174. 9 KIA.
40656 to RFC at Albuquerque Jul 2, 1945.
40657 (376th BG, 513th BS, "G.I. Ginnie") damaged by fighters and ditched in
Adriatic 56 km NE of Rimini, Italy Dec 28, 1943.  MACR 1587.  5 KIA, 5 bailed out,
rescued and became POW.  The serial number of Red Wing, 42-41256, #65, on MACR 1588 was swapped with the one of
G.I. Ginnie, serial 42-40657, #74, MACR 1587. 
40658 (376th BG, 512th BS, "Warmaid") shot down by Bf 109G-6 3 km SW of
Vicenza, Italy near Monselice Dec 28, 1943 and crashed near a Jewish concentration camp at old
villa near Padova.  MACR 2454 and 1611.  4 KIA 6 POW
40659 (307th BG, 372nd BS) ditched 2 mi off Funafuti, Ellice Islands Jul 28, 1943.  6 KIA, 4 rescued.  MACR 364. 
40660 (376th BG, 513rd BS, "Little Richard") shot down by Bf 109G-6 of JG 53/I over sea
64 km N of Stromboli Island, Italy Aug 19, 1943.  MACR 324.  7 KIA, 4 POW
40661 (376th BG) lost Apr 4, 1944, Italy.  MACR 3878
40662 (98th BG, 415th BS, "Black Magic") lost Feb 22, 1944, Germany.  MACR 2588.
This plane also participated in the Aug 1, 1943 Ploesti
mission.
40663 (98th BG, 345th BS, "Maternity Ward") lost in Ploesti raid Aug 1, 1943.  8 KIA, 2 POW.  MACR 224
40664 (376th BG, 515th BS, "Teggie Ann//Honey Chile") shot down by Uffz Martin Muller in Bf 109G-6 of
JG 3/12 and crashed Aug 16, 1943, 6 km W of Melfi, Italy on return from raid on Foggia.  MACR 298.
8 POW, 1 evaded.
40665 (389th BG, 564th BS, "Ten High") damaged by Lt. Wilhelm Kientsch in Bf 109G-6 of JG 27/6. and ditched 
near Malta Jul 19, 1943.  4 injured, 6 OK.
40666 salvaged Aug 5, 1944.  
40667 (43rd BG, 64th BS, 'Frisky') destroyed in takeoff accident at Nadzab, New Guinea airstrip Apr 2, 1944
40668 to USN as PB4Y-1 32072.
40669 to RFC at Searcy Field, Stillwater, OK, Jul 24, 1945.  Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946
40670 (43rd BG, 64th BS, "Ben Buzzard") ditched in Bootless Bay Oct 18, 1943 after encounted
bad weather in route to bomb Rabaul and turned back.  7 drowned and
3 were rescued.  (pacificwrecks)
40671 "Double Trouble" crashed July 11, 1943, Jackson Field,
Port Moresby, New Guinea.
40672 to RAF as Liberator GR.V BZ777.  Crashed during emergency landing St Marys,Scilly
Isles Feb 23, 1944 with No 547 Sqdn.
40673 salvaged Nov 15, 1944
40674 to RAF as Liberator GR.V BZ776.  Missing Mar 20, 1944 with No. 224 Sqdn
40675 MIA Oct 13, 1943
40676 (11th BG, 42nd BS) lost Jul 24, 1943, Wake Island.  MACR 314
40677 right main gear collapsed during landing at Parnamiria Field, Natal, Brazil
Jun 28, 1943.  Condemned Jul 5, 1943
40678 to RAF as Liberator GR.V BZ780.  MIA on anti-submarine sweep Aug 21, 1943 with No. 311 Sqdn.
40679 salvaged Oct 7, 1944
40680 salvaged Dec 13, 1944. 
40681 in accident Nov 28, 1943
40682 transferred to 90th BG, named "Frivolous Sal", later 
transferred to 43rd BG, 403rd BS and named "Pride of the
Cornhuskers".  Crashed into Australian truck convoy during
takeoff at Jackson Field, Port Moresby, New Guinea 
Sep 8, 1943.  All 11 crewmembers and 59 soldiers on the
ground were killed.  92 were injured.
40683 in accident Nov 28, 1943
40684 salvaged Nov 7, 1944
40685 MIA Jul 21, 1943
40686 in acident Nov 13, 1944
40687 (389th BG, 564th BS) crashed after midair collision with B-24D 42-40774 over Norfolk County, UK
Jun 25, 1943.  Navigator killed, rest ?.  Plane salvaged Jun 26, 1943
40688 (11th BG, 42nd BS) destroyed on ground at Funafuti Nov 1943
40689 condemned Jul 29, 1943
40690 to RFC at Ontario, CA Jun 15, 1945.
40691 condemned Aug 24, 1943
40692 wrecked at Smyrna AAF when landing gear collapsed on the ground Oct 16, 1943.
Relegated to CL-26.  To reclamation Jan 3, 1946.
40693 to RAF as Liberator GR.V BZ781.  Scrapped Mar 12, 1947.
40694 to reclamation Mar 13, 1946
40695 surveyed Nov 14, 1943.
40696 to RAF as Liberator GR.V BZ787.  Scrapped Mar 12, 1947
40697 lost Oct 4, 1944, Italy.  MACR 9444

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