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Serial Number Criteria: 44-40783
Description Criteria:
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
44-40749 ... 44-40848 (EXACT MATCH)
Consolidated B-24J-180-CO Liberator
MSN 4685/4784
40757 (864th BS, 494th BG, 7th AF "Big Time Operator")
40758 (494th BG, 866th BS) caught fire while flying in thunderstorm, exploded in midair and 
crashed 2 mi SE of Chappell, Nebraska Jun 7, 1944.  All 10 onboard killed.
40759 (494th BG, 867th BS, "Shack Bunny")
40760 “Black Sheep” nose art with 494th BG, 867th BS c1944-45.
40764/40773 to USN as PB4Y-1 38832/38841
40774 (308th BG) rammed by Japanese fighter Oct 10, 1944 during raid on oil installations at Balikpapan, Borneo.
40780 (308th BG, 347th BS, *Red Hot Riding Hood*) lost Oct 9, 1944, CBI theatre.  MACR 9089
40782 (308th BG) lost Jan 1, 1945, China.
40783 (308th BG) flew into a mountain in China Aug 31, 1944.  MACR 8018.  Wreckage not 
discovered until 1996.
40785 (308th BG, 374th BS) 2 engines failed and crew bailed out Oct 16, 1944 near Luichow, China.
All 11 crew members survived after bailing out. 
40787 lost Sep 17, 1944.  MACR 8619.
40796 “Sack Time Sal II” with 494th BG, 866th BS c1944-45
40799 (22nd BG, 33rd BS, "Shittiningittin") lost Jun 27, 1944
following a forced landing on Balambangan Island due to
engine problems.  Crew rescued by PBY.
40801 (380th BG) lost Apr 15, 1945, SW Pacific.  MACR 14251
40811 (7th BG, 492nd BS) crashed on mission from Madhaiganj, India Nov 21, 1944 after engine
caught fire.  All 11 crew killed.  MACR 10050
40822 (308th BG) lost Aug 9, 1944, China.  MACR 7215
40823 (308th BG, 425th BS) crew was unable to locate landing field because
of solid ground cover for the entire flight, ran out of fuel,
and crew bailed out over China Oct 3, 1944.
40825 (308th BG) crashed 40 m E of Tungchen, China Oct 26, 1944.  5 of 11 aboard
killed in crash or bailout.  MACR 9612
40826 (425th BS, 308th BG) lost over China Dec 17/18, 1944.  All crew KIA.  MACR 10626
40834/40843 to USN as PB4Y-1 38842/38851
40847 converted to F-7B.  Severely damaged on landing at McGuire Strip, Mindoro
May 13, 1945.
40831 (308th BG, 375th BS) lost in China Aug 31, 1944
on mission to Taiwan.  MACR 8020.  Crew remains
recovered and interred in Arlington Aug 2000.

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