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Serial Number Criteria: 42-50290
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-50277 ... 42-50354 (EXACT MATCH)
Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator
MSN 708/785
50277 (450th BG) lost Apr 28, 1944, Italy.  MACR 4625
50278 (453rd BG, 734th BS) lost May 8, 1944.  MACR 4591
50279 "Envy of 'Em All" originally with 458th BG, 754th BS.  Transferred May 1944 to
492nd BG, 858th BS.  Reassigned to 859th BS Jun 19, 1944.
Transferred Aug 10, 1944 to 392 BG, 579 BS.  Shot down by AAA Sept 13, 1944 over 
Bingen, Germany.  6 crew KIA, 4 POW.  MACR 8848
50281 (376th BG, 514th BS) lost Feb 15, 1945, Austria.  MACR 12488.
50282 (449th BG) lost Apr 16, 1944, Rumania.  MACR 4042
50287 (392 BG, 577 BS) shot down Jun 23, 1944 over Dunkirk, France.  MACR 6523
50290 was replacement ship in 389th BG, 565th BS Apr to Sep 1944, when it was declared
war-weary and loaned to 458th BG.  Eventually salvaged by 3 SAD May 26-31, 1945.
50291 ("Classy Chassis") was on a test flight after refurbishment at BAD2, Warton when it 
was caught in a storm which was unusually severe by British 
standards; eyewitnesses told of trees being uprooted and farm buildings 
flattened.  The aircraft was caught in windshear while on approach to Warton 
Air Depot, Lancashire, UK Aug 23, 1944 and literally hurled to the 
ground and struck a cafe in the center of Freckleton village and then careered 
across the road into the Holy Trinity local primary school.  3 on aircraft and 58 on ground killed.
Among the dead were 35 children and three teachers.  This was the worst aircraft
accident in the UK during WW2
50292 (490th BG, then to 493rd BG, 861st BS, "Ten High").
50293 (445th BG, 702th BS) and crashed Feb 2, 1945 and salvaged
Mar 20, 1945.
50294 (490th BG, 849th BS) crashed Jun 7, 1944.  Landed after dark at Felthorpe
and propeller of no 2 engine struck B-34 42-94894 which had landed ahead of
it, completely severing rear fuselage and tail of 94894
50298 (451st BG) lost Aug 17, 1944, Bulgaria.
50300 (448th BG, 713rd BS) lost Jun 29, 1944.  MACR 7090
50303 (461st BG, 765th BS, "Our Hobby") lost Jul 15, 1944, Rumania.  MACR 6962
50304 (450th BG) lost Jun 24, 1944.  MACR 6760.
50306 (446th BG) crashed on takeoff on mission to Blainville Apr 27, 1944, killing all 10
onboard plus 2 RAF men on ground.
50307 (449th BG) lost May 5, 1944, Rumania.  MACR 4608
50312 (454th BG) lost Jun 26, 1944, Austria.  MACR 6434
50313 originallly replacement in May 1944 for 492nd BG, 857th BS.
Jul 1944 transferred to 856th BS.  Made emergency landing at
an Allied-held airstrip in France Jul 18, 1944.  By the time
the plane was repaired, the 492nd BG had been disbanded.
Transferred to 392nd BG, 578th BS Aug 1944.  returned to USA May 29, 1945 
after 91 missions.
50314 (458th BG, 752nd BS) lost Sep 11, 1944.  MACR 8928
50318 (446th BG) shot down by flak on mission to Lugwigshaven, Germany Aug 26, 1944 and
crashed in Belgium.  MACR 8472.  6 KIA, 2 POW, 2 evaded.
50321 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel, Germany.  MACR 9911
50322 (453rd BG, 734th BS) lost Apr 29, 1944.   MACR 4493
50323 (392nd BG, 577th BS) MIA Dec 2, 1944, Germany.  MACR 11138
50324 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel, Germany.  MACR 9388
50325 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Apr 22, 1944, Germany.  MACR 4173
50326 (448th BG, 715th BS, *Eager One*) damaged at Seething as a result of a
taxiing accident Mar 15, 1945.  Severely damaged by Me 262s of JG 7 during
mission to Buchen Mar 25, 1945.  Headed for Sweden but
abandoned over Swedish coast due to engine failure and spun
into sea.  All crew except pilots bailed out and survived.
Both pilots were killed.
50327 (453rd BS, 735th BS) lost May 8, 1944.  MACR 4592.
50328 (44th BG) crashed 1 mi NNE of Shipdham  Aug 8, 1944 on return from mission with full load of bombs.
All 10 onboard killed.
50329 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Jun 21, 1944.  MACR 6166.
50330 (446th BG) crashed on takeoff Dec 27, 1944.  Pilot killed
50331 (492 BG, 856 BS) crashed at Walliwall in Orkney Islands Mar 31, 1945.
13 KIA, 1 survivor.
50334 (445th BG, 702nd BS lost Jul 11, 1944.  MACR 6942
50335 SOC at Searcy Field, Stillwater, OK.  Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946
50337 (392nd BG, 578th BS) crashlanded Dec 31, 194? on continent.
50338 (392nd BG, 578th BS) shot down Jun 23, 1944 over target.  MACR 6985.
50340 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel, Germany.  MACR 9389
50341 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost on low level raid on Wessel, Germany
Mar 24, 1945.  MACR 13546.  All crew KIA.
50342 (376th BG) lost Mar 31, 1945, Mediterranean.  MACR 13474.
50343 (392 BS, 579 BS) interned in Sweden Jun 20, 1944.  MACR 6154
50344 (448th BG, 714th BS) crashed at Vez, France Jun 27, 1944.  MACR 6727. 2 KIA, 4 POW, 2 evaded.
50345 (486th BG, 832nd BS) lost May 28, 1944.  MACR 5389.
50346 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost May 28, 1944.  MACR 5302
50347 exploded in flight near Liverpool, UK Oct 18.1944.  24
on board killed.
50349 (*Flak Magnet*) crashed after takeoff from Shipdham, UK Jan 28, 1945 due to icing up of spray thrown
up by proceeding aircraft.
50354 (467th BG, 790th BS, *Fickle Finger of Fate*) interned in Switzerland May 11, 1944.  MACR 5097.
Returned Sep 29, 1945.

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