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Serial Number Criteria: 44-86402
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44-86371 ... 44-86425 (EXACT MATCH)
Martin-Omaha B-29-55-MO Superfortress
86371 (98th BG, 345th BS) shot down by AAA near Pyongyang, North Korea May 7, 1951.
4 survived, one died in POW camp, three released at end of war.
86379 converted to WB-29, named "Big Schmoo" and based at 373rd Recon Squadron (VLR) Wea at Kindley AFB,
Bermuda.
86382 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 at Roswell Army AirForce Base, NM, as operational
(7th Radar Calibration Squadron) destroyed in post-crash fire Dec 18, 1953 when pilot and copilot
mistook Ogden MAP, Utah for nearby Hill AFB, but down on much shorter runway, overran threshold,
bounced across deep ditch, canal, crossed highway, came to rest in pieces and immediately caught
fire.  One crew killed, 2 injured.
86383 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 at Roswell Army Air Force Base, NM, as operational.
86384 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 at Roswell Army AirForce Base, NM, as operational.
86387 (92nd Bg, 326th BS) transferred to 307th BG.  Salvaged
Jul 14, 1954 at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
86392 (307th BW, 371st BS) collided in midair with 44-61908 (307th BW, 372nd BS) Feb 1, 1952.  86392 was
able to land safely at Kadena, but all crew of 61908 were killed.  (98th BW, 345th BS) shot down by 
MiGs near Cho-do, North Korea Nov 19, 1952.
86398 and 86402 converted to YB-29J.  both later converted to YKB-29J
86400 (98th BW) damaged by AAA Mar 1, 1951.  Crashed Mar 31, 1952 near village
of Daimon.
86401 To the Sacramento Air Material Center, Sacramento, CA, 1947 for Project DOM-515 Saddleback conversion for the carriage of atomic weapons
86402 used as mothership for X-7/XQ-5 programs.  Reported early 1970s
to be at Aircraft Industries Museum, Louisville, KY
86408 used to collect radioactive samples during
postwar atomic tests..  Now on display at Hill AFB Museum, Utah.
86415 (98th BW, 343rd BS) ditched in Sea of Japan after leaflet dropping
mission Sep 19, 1951.

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