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Serial Number Criteria: 42-53404
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42-53332 ... 42-53493 (EXACT MATCH)
North American B-25C-5 Mitchell
MSN 90-11819/90-11980.  Originally earmarked for NEIAF as N5-122/283 but impressed
by USAAF.  This batch was received by the USAAF as an exchange for the release of earlier aircraft to enable 
early deliveries of aircraft to the NEIAF.
53333/53344 Lend-Lease to USSR
53345 (28th BG) lost Sep 11, 1943.  MACR 2821
53348 (28th BG) lost Nov 23, 1943.  MACR 2612
53349 (28th BG) lost Sep 9, 1944, NW Pacific.  MACR 11271
53354 (28th BG) lost Sep 11, 1943.  MACR 2283
53357 arrived in UK from North Africa Mar 2943 and used for 
communications work.  Acquired by 7th PG Sep 1943 as "Miss
Nashville" and used as hack until loaned to 25th Group Jul 1944 for
night photo missions to V-weapons sites.  Last sortie on this
work was Aug 18, 1944.  Thereafter used for courier work
until strayed over front lines in France Oct 26, 1944 and
damaged by AAA and crashed near Chalons-sur-Saone.
53362 (4121 BU) converted to TB-25C.  Crashed on takeoff at Kelly Field, TX May 23, 1945.
53364 (340th BG) lost Feb 13, 1944.  MACR 3212
53366 (340th BG, 488th BS) shot down over Campolene, Italy Feb 16, 1944.  MACR 2825
53371 ("Deathwind") lost May 10, 1944 over Corsica.  Wreckage and remains of 5 crew recoverd on Mt Cagna, Corsica.
53376 (340th BG, 488th BS) shot down by AAA over Sicily, Italy Jul 16, 1943.  2 KIA, 3 POW.  MACR 186.
53383 (15th Ferry Group) w/o in ground accident at Belem, Brazin Mar 31, 1943.
53385 (340th BG) lost Jan 14, 1944.  MACR 2096
53386 forcelanded 15 mi N of La Romana, Dominican Republic Feb 17, 1943.
53404 (42nd BG (Medium)) crashed Jun 22, 1943 on mission to Rendova Island.
No survivors, no remains ever found.
53417 (22nd BSD, 341st BG) lost Aug 3, 1943, Burma.  MACR 241
53426 (340th BG) belly landed at Djedieda airfield on Medjerda River, 15 mi from Tunis
due to engine trouble Apr 19, 1943 and captured by Luftwaffe.  On May 6, 1943 American
troops captured the airfield.
53429 (42nd BG) lost Jan 22, 1944.  MACR 1801.
53433 (69th BS, 42nd BG) lost Jul 10, 1943, Solomon Islands.  MACR 86
53444 (381st BS, 310th BG) lost May 26, 1943, Mediterranean Sea.  MACR 32
53450 crashed near Sinnamary, French Guiana Mar 3, 1943.
53451 (310th BG, 380th BS, "Worth Fighting For") damaged by AAA and ditched into sea 140 km
N of Palermo, Sicily, Italy Aug 19, 1943.  MACR 477.  6 POW.
53455 (340th BG, 487th BS, "Little Isadore") cashed after takeoff
near Sfax, Tunisia Sep 9, 1943. 4 killed, 1 thrown out and survived.  MACR 3686.
53458 SOC at Searcy Field, Stillwater, OK.  Sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz Feb 19, 1946
53461 crashed 18 mi S of Cayenne, French Guiana Feb 27, 1943.
53464 (340th BG, 486th BS) shot down by AAA and crashed into Naples Bay near Ischia
Island, Italy Sep 10, 1943.  MACR 635
53465 (340th BG, 487th BS) shot down by AA and crashed 5 mi NW of Cape Peloro,
Sicily Aug 16, 1943.  MACR 1643 and 299.  All crew bailed out but 3 KIA, 2 POW.
53468 (490th BS, 341st BG) lost Sep 25, 1943, India.  MACR 721
53469 (1st BG, 1st BS) w/o in landing accident at Malir, India (now Pakistan) Nov 18, 1943.
53475 crashed 12 mi S of Cairo, Egypt Mar 21, 1943.
53483 (340th BG) lost Feb 13, 1944.  MACR 3358
53484 (2144 BU) converted to TB-25C.  Crashlanded at Freeman Field, IN Jan 9 1945.
53489 (341st BG) lost Feb 15, 1944.  MACR 2298

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