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Serial Number Criteria: 42-65280
Description Criteria:
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-65202 ... 42-65901 (EXACT MATCH)
Curtiss P-40L Warhawk
Serials cancelled and reassigned as 42-10430/11129.
42-65264 ... 42-65313 (EXACT MATCH)
Martin-Omaha B-29-25-MO Superfortress
65264 To the Martin Modification Center, Omaha, NB, for Code Silverplate conversion for the carriage 
of atomic weapons.  Assigned to 509th Composite Group.
Reported late 1946/early 1947 as stored at Davis-Monthan, AZ, with Silverplate modifications removed.
65265 returned to US Apr 24, 1946
65266 (504th BG, 421st BS) lost from unknown cause over Japan May 24, 1945 while on mission to Tokyo.  MACR 14483.  7 crew killed,
3 bailed out and became POW.
65267 (40th BG, 44th BS) ditched in Bay of Bengal Jan 22, 1945 while on photo flight over Saigon, Indochina.
2 crew drowned and 9 were rescued.
65268 to reclamation at Pyote Aug 18, 1950.
65269 (40th BG, 44th BS) shot down by AAA over Tokyo, Japan May 26, 1945 while on mission to Tokyo.  MACR 14508.
10 crew KIA, 1 bailed out and became POW.
65270 (444th BG, 678th BS) collided in midair with B-29 42-63496 Jun 1, 1945 off coast of Japan and crashed
into Pacific.  MACR 14597.  All ll crew killed.
65271 (40th BG, 44th BS) crashed after crew bailed out due to runaway prop over Iwo Jima May 16, 1945 while returning
from mission to Nagoya, Japan.  All crew survived.
65273 (444th BG) MIA May 25, 1945, Pacific.  MACR 14497
65274 to RAF as Washington WF442 Jun 8, 1950.  Returned to USAF Jul 7, 1953.
65277 (444th BG, 676th BS) lost from unknown cause at unknown location May 26, 1945 while on mission to Tokyo.  MACR 15421
Fate of crew unknown.
65278 (9th BG, 1st BS) salvaged at Rota Island, Marianas Apr 20, 1945 due to structural failure.  Surveyed May 16, 1945.
65280 (504th BG, 421st BS) crashlanded at North Field, Tinian May 23, 1945.  All crew survived, but aircraft was
destroyed.
65281 converted to WB-29 while in service.  Reported 1975 in storage 
at NAS China Lake, CA.  Acquired by USAFM and delivered to Travis AFB, California in 1986.
Displayed as "Miss America '62" at Travis AFB Museum.  
65283 (9th BG, 99th BS) crashed on shore at Tinian Mar 30, 1945 due to mechanical failure while on mission to sow
mines in Shimonoseki Strait.  Plane had a mechanical failure and jettisoned its mines and headed back
to Tinian.  10 crew killed, 1 survived.  Aircraft was destroyed.
65286 (9th BG, 1st BS, "Dinah Might") was first B-29 to make emergency landing at Iwo
Jima Mar 4, 1945.  Refueled and repaired and flown out.  Landed
there again Apr 12, 1945.  Abandoned.  Returned to USA Apr 28, 1946
65287 (17th Bomber Training Wing, 246th AAF Base unit) ditched near Aquadilla, Puerto Rican May 31, 1945 due to
engine failure. 3 crewmen perished, 10 were rescued.  Crew was from 461st BS, 346th BG. MACR 16208.  The MACR
has the serial number being 42-55287, which was a cancelled A-24B.
Also reported To the Martin Modification Center, Omaha, NB, for Code Silverplate conversion for the 
carriage of atomic weapons.  Assigned to 509th Composite Group
Reported 12Mar46 at Kirtland Field, NM, as salvaged with Silverplate modifications removed.
65289 with 313rd BW, 504th BG  "Dina Might" during WW 2.  With 22nd BG, 2nd BS from March AFB
lost on ferry flight Nov 16, 1949.  Suffered engine failure and ditched 300/400 miles W of Bermuda with
20 onboard.  2 lost due to rough seas, 18 rescued after 2 days by HMCS Haida after being
spotted by ARS B-17.
65294 to reclamation at Walker Nov 14, 1945.
65295 (498th BG, 873rd BS) left formation after fighter attack Apr 29, 1945 while on mission to Kyushu, Japan and
last seen crashing into the ground.  No chutes.  MACR 14309.  All 11 crew KIA.
65298 (9th BG, 99th BS) ditched from unknown cause in Pacific Ocean Mar 10, 1945 while on mission to Tokyo, Japan.
MACR 16145.  3 crew killed, 8 survived and were rescued.
65300 (19th BG, 30th BS) crashed from unknown cause at Ichihara-cho Saitama, Japan Apr 13, 1945 while on
mission to Tokyo.  MACR 14282.  All 11 crew killed.
65301 (29th BG, 52nd BS) shot down by AAA on mission to Tokyo Mar 10, 1945.  MACR 12975.  All 11 crew killed.
65304 (19th BG, 30th BS) crashed at North Field, Guam May 27, 1945 due to unknown cause.  Aircraft was destroyed.
65305 (29th BG, 6th BS) shot down by fighter May 5, 1945 on mission to Tachiarai airfield at Kyushu, Japan.  MACR 14363.
All 11 crew bailed out.  1 crewman parachute cut by Japanese aircraft, 1 crewman shot himself, 9 became
POW.  8 were murdered by vivisection experiments at Kyushu University.
65306 (19th BG, 28th BS) crashed on takeoff Oct 2, 1951, Kadena AB, Okinawa.  Crew of 6 OK.
65309 (19th BG, 93rd BS) in landing accident at Northwest Field, Guam May 5, 1945.  All crew survived but
aircraft was salvaged May 31, 1945
65310 (19th BG, 93rd BS) crashed at Fubo Mountian Shichigashuku Village Miyagi, Japan Mar 10, 1945
while on mission to Tokyo due to bad weather.  MACR 13825.  All 12 crew killed. Condemned Mar 21, 1945
65311 (29th BG, 6th BS) ditched in Pacific Ocean during mission to Tokyo Mar 10, 1945.  All 11 crew survived
and were rescued.
65312 (29th BG, 43rd BS) crashed from unknown cause at Yatsu Chiba, Japan Apr 14, 1945 while on mission to
Tokyo.  MACR 14284.  All 11 crew killed. Aircraft condemned Apr 25, 1945

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