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Serial Number Criteria: 44-40198
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
44-40149 ... 44-40248 (EXACT MATCH)
Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator
MSN 4085/4184
40150 (492nd BG, 856th BS, *Ruptured Duck*) lost near Rugen Island Jun 20, 1944.  MACR 6775.
7 KIA, 2 POW.
40151 (492nd BG, 858th BS, "G I Joe") lost near Brunswick May 19, 1944.  MACR 5244.
7 KIA, 3 POW.
40152 (492nd BG, 858th BS, "Sierra Blanco") lost May 19, 1944.  MACR 5243.  Crew bailed
out over Holland.  2 KIA, 8 POW.
40153 (492nd BG, 859th BS) lost Jul 7, 1944 on Bernburg mission.  MACR 7232.
2 KIA, 8 POW
40154 (492nd BG, 859th BS) ditched in North Sea May 29, 1944.  MACR 5221.
1 KIA, 9 rescued.
40155 originally with 492nd BG, 859th BS, transferred Aug 1944 to
467th BG, 788th BS.  Returned to USA Jun 1945
40156 (492nd BG, 859th BS) lost Jul 7, 1944 on Bernburg mission.  MACR 7233.
3 KIA, 7 POW.
40157 "Lucky Lass" originally with 492nd BG, 857th BS.  On May 19, 1944 the
pilot earned the DFC by bring this battered plane back to England.
Reassigned Jul 1944 to 856th BS.  Transferred Aug 1944 to 93rd BG,
329th BS, reassigned to 328th BS.  Returned to USA May 26, 1945.
40158 "Tinker Belle" origially with 492nd BG, 857th BS, Aug 1944 transferred
to 44th BG, 506th BS.  Lost Apr 5, 1945.  MACR 14110.  2 KIA, 7 POW.
40159 (492nd BG, 858th BS, "Battling Boop") interned in Sweden Jun 18, 1944.  MACR 6767
40160 converted to F-7B
40161 (492nd BG, 856th BS, "Troublehunter") ditched in Baltic Sea near Rugen Island Jun 20, 1944.  
MACR 7079.  9 KIA
40162 (*Hot Rock*, 491st BG, 855th BS) shot down over Germany 
Mar 24, 1945.  All aboard KIA.  MACR 13551
40163 (492nd BG, 856th BS) lost Jun 20, 1944 near Rugen Island.  MACR 7080.
4 KIA, 6 POW.
40165 (491st BG, 852nd BS, 'Rage in Heaven').  After combat career ended, became
formation assembly ship Rage in Heaven of 491st BG, replacing 42-40722 "The Little Gramper".
Salvaged after crashing and exploding on takeoff during blinding snowstorm to lead assembly
of the group Jan 5, 1945.  Replaced by 44-40101
40166 "Irishman's Shanty" originally with 492nd BG, 857th BS.  Aug 1944 
transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS, renamed "Dirty Dago" for a week and
then changed to "Monster".  Returned to USA 1945.
40167 "Sierra Blanca" originally with 492nd BG, 858th BS, May 15, 1944 the copilot
was killed by flak.  Jun 20, 1944 transferred to 857th BS.  Aug 1944 transferred
to 44th BG.  Lost Oct 7, 1944.  MACR 9342.				
40168 (492nd BG, 857th BS, 'Tequila Daisy') interned in Switzerland Jul 11, 1944.  MACR 6934
40169 "Bottle Baby" originally with 492nd BG, 858th BS, transferred Jun 20, 1944
to 856th BS.  Lost near Rugen Island Jun 20, 1944.  MACR 7081.  9 KIA, 1 POW.
40170 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Sep 12, 1944.  MACR 8859
40171 (492nd BG, 857th BS, "Boomerang") crashlanded in Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands May 19, 1944.  MACR 5242.
1 KIA, 8 POW.
40172 (491st BG, 854th BS) lost Nov 26, 1944, Germany.  MACR 11157
40173 "Ernie's Beavers" originally with 492nd BG, 857th BS.  Aug 12, 1944 transferred
to 453rd BG, 735th BS, reassigned to 733rd BS.  While at 453rd BG was
renamed "Our Baby".  Apr 1945 transferred to 466th BG, 786th BS.
Returned to USA in 1945.
40174/40183 to USN as PB4Y-1 32325/32334
40184 (64th BS, 43rd BG) named "Shining Example" since it was the first natural finish B-24 in SW Pacific.
40190 (90th BG, 319th BS, "The Butcher's Daughter")
40193 (90th BG, 321st BS, "Booby Trap")
40195 "Boulder Buff" originally with 492nd BG, 858th BS, reassigned to 856th BS
Jun 20, 1944.   Interned in Sweden Jul 6, 1944.  MACR 7234
40196 (451st BG) lost Aug 23, 1944, Austria.  MACR 7958
40197/40199 converted to F-7B
40198 crashed into test flight over water NW of San Theresa Village, Mindoro
Apr 21, 1945 when engine caught fire.
40199 destroyed while taxiing at McGuire Strip, Mindoro Apr 2, 1945 when ran
into ditch while avoiding another aircraft.
40200 (853rd BS, 491st BG, *Delirious Delores*) crashed on return to Metfield Jul 13, 1944. 5 killed.
40201 "Silver Chief" originally for 492nd BG, 857th BS, May 1944 transferred
to 458th BG, 753rd BS.  Modified as AZON plane (radio controlled bombs)
Salvaged Jan 11, 1945.
40202 received Altus, OK Oct 15, 1945
40204 (34th BG, 391st BS) lost Jul 19, 1944.  MACR 7422
40205 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Nov 26, 1944, Germany.  MACR 10765
40208 (34th BG "The Dutchess II")
40209 converted to F-7B
40210 (491st BG, 854th BS) shot down by flak, crashlanded, and exploded 1 km NE of
Udenhout, Netherlands Sep 18, 1944.  MACR 10211.  9 KIA.  1 badly burned and was hidden and
treated by local doctors.
40211 "September Pops" originally with 492nd BG, 859th BS, Aug 1944
transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS, renamed "Our Team".  Returned
to USA 1945.
40212 (491st BG, 853rd BS) shot down Nov 26, 1944, Germany.  MACR 11158
40214 to USN as PB4Y-1 32335
40215/40223 to USN as PB4Y-1 38733/38741
40227 (492nd BG, 856th BS, "Four Beers Doc") lost near Rugen 
Island Jun 20, 1944.  MACR 7082.  7 KIA, 3 POW.
40232 (491st BG, 855th BS) crashed at Verdun, France Dec 11, 1944.  MACR 11351
40234 (491st BG, 855th BS) lost Sep 13, 1944, Germany.  MACR 8860
40241 (491st BG) lost Aug 3, 1944, France.  MACR 7755
40243 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Jun 5, 1944.  MACR 5633
40245 (389th BG, 567th BS) lost Mar 24, 1945.  MACR 13536
40246 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost in midair collision over Germany Sep 13, 1944.  MACR 8861
40247 (389th BG, 566th BS) lost Jun 6, 1944.  MACR 7020

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