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Old 1st February 2018, 07:33
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The last faiths of B-24s 44-51537 to 44-51784

Hello!

I am doing some research on B-24s that Was sent RFC at the end of the war.
Where can those be found? Or where do you start to dig that information?
At Joe Baugher’s page the last faith of the B-24s:

Example:
44-51537 to RFC Walnut Ridge, Ark, mar 15, 1946.

(There are 3 other serials in between)

44-51784 crashed at Shemya Island, jun 16 1946

What happened to with those B-24s in between? Any info, records and dates about their faith?

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Old 1st February 2018, 11:38
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Re: The last faiths of B-24s 44-51537 to 44-51784

There are certainly more than 3 B-24s between 44-51537 and 44-51784. Actually they were probably all built. They have no entry in Mr Baugher's website possibly because he had no data on them or had not treated it yet. These lists are manually made from a variety of sources by Joe Baugher himself.

For example:
44-51540 was damaged in an accident in France in November 1945 (http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/s...515&Submit4=Go, also listing 44-51558, 44-51559, 44-51561 and 44-51580 just for the serials beginning with 44-515, all with repairable damage)
44-51562 was lost in the Pacific on 14 September 1945 (http://www.questmasters.us/William_A_Biergel.html). So the final fate here is known but not on Mr Baugher's website either.

As for finding information on the date they were sent RFC I have no idea, but you can contact Joe via his website and he replied quickly to me some years ago.
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Old 2nd February 2018, 10:00
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Re: The last faiths of B-24s 44-51537 to 44-51784

I will send a mail to Joe and ask.
Have also updated the list to expand to 44-52987.

Serial Number AC Type Serie Fate Date: Notes
44-51537 B-24 M RFC 460315 To RFC Walnut Ridge, ARK, Mar 15, 1946.
44-51538 B-24 M
44-51539 B-24 M
44-51540 B-24 M TOA 451105 TOA at near Agana, Guam. Nov 5, 1945.
44-51541 B-24 M
to
44-51554 B-24 M
44-51555 B-24 M WO 460314 Involved in an accident, near Garden City AAF S, Mar, 14, 1946.
44-51556 B-24 M USAF 194605 To Aero Tech Industries, Oakland California in 1946, aircraft mechanics shool. To Aero Tech Industries, Glendale, California in 1949.
44-51557 B-24 M RFC 44-51558 B-24 M LACMF 450520 LACMF at Hill Field UT, May 20, 1945.
44-51559 B-24 M LAC 451111 LAC, at NAS, Honolulu, HI, Nov 11, 1945
44-51560 B-24 M RFC?
44-51561 B-24 M TOA 450806 TOA at NAS, Honolulu, HI, Aug 6, 1945.
44-51562 B-24 M Crashed 450914 Aircraft lost between Morotai Island and Clark Field, Luzon, Sept, 14, 1945. 5 Died Non-Battle, (DNB)
44-51563 B-24 M
to
44-51579 B-24 M
44-51580 B-24 M TAC 451103 TAC at Yonton AF, China, Nov 3, 1945.
44-51581 B-24 M
to
44-51588 B-24 M
44-51589 B-24 M Based at Galapagos islands.
44-51590 B-24 M
44-51591 B-24 M
44-51592 B-24 M
44-51593 B-24 M
44-51594 B-24 M Crashed 451021 Crash landed in Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, Japan, Oct 21, 1945.
44-51595 B-24 M
to
44-51611 B-24 M
44-51612 B-24 M Scrapped 1945-1947 The aircraft arrived at the 22nd BG in late July 1945 and would not have seen combat. Scrapped probably at Clarks Field, Philippines.
44-51613 B-24 M
to
44-51648 B-24 M
44-51649 B-24 M LAC 460628 LAC at MacArthur Field, NY, Jun 28, 1946.
44-51650 B-24 M
44-51651 B-24 M LAC 450512 LAC at Stout Field, IN, May 12, 1945.
44-51652 B-24 M
to
44-51681 B-24 M
44-51682 B-24 M TAC 450626 TAC, Collided with B-24 44-51341, parked aircraft, Hawkins Field, Tarawa, Jun 26, 1945.
44-51683 B-24 M
to
44-51689 B-24 M
44-51690 B-24 M TOA 450706 TOA at Hawkins Field, Tarawa, Jul 6, 1945.
44-51691 B-24 M
to
44-51705 B-24 M
44-51706 B-24 M MIS 450802 Lost in a ferry flight between Tarawa and Guam, Ebon Island, near Marshall Islands, Aug 1, 1945. MIS Aug 2, 1945.
44-51707 B-24 M
to
44-51718 B-24 M
44-51719 B-24 M TAC 450714 ATC, TAC with at Mokerang AF, Papua New Guinea, Jul 14, 1945. 44-50719 or 44-40719 or 44-49719.
44-51720 B-24 M
to
44-51750 B-24 M
44-51751 B-24 M TAC 450615 TAC at Billings Airport MT, Jun 15, 1945.
44-51752 B-24 M
to
44-51762 B-24 M
44-51763 B-24 M LAC 460914 LAC at Johnson AAB, Japan, Sept 14, 1946.
44-51764 B-24 M
44-51765 B-24 M
44-51766 B-24 M GMAC 450926 Ground collision with parked aircraft C-47A, 41-92100 at Patterson Field, OH, Sept 26, 1945.
44-51767 B-24 M
44-51768 B-24 M
44-51769 B-24 M
44-51770 B-24 M
44-51771 B-24 M TOAMF, WO 450605 TOAMF at Romulus AAF, MI, Jun 5, 1945. WO
44-51772 B-24 M
to
44-51783 B-24 M
44-51784 B-24 M Crashed 460616 Crashed due to heavy fog at Shemya AAF, AK, Jun 16, 1946. 3 Survived
44-51785 B-24 M
to
44-51799 B-24 M
44-51800 B-24 M LAC 450710 LAC at Holman Field, MN, Jul 10, 1945.
44-51801 B-24 M
44-51802 B-24 M Radar plane, with ferret turret.
44-51803 B-24 M
to
44-51824 B-24 M
44-51825 B-24 M BO, WO 451109 Bailed out near Clark Field, Philippines, Nov 9, 1945. WO
44-51826 B-24 M
44-51827 B-24 M MF 450907 Mechanical failure near Oklahama City, Sept 7, 1945.
44-51828 B-24 M
to
44-51841 B-24 M
44-51842 B-24 M SOC 580328 Northrop Aeronautical Institute, Los Angeles, California. Stripped for parts at Hawthorne, CA. SOC Mar 28, 1958.
44-51843 B-24 M
44-51844 B-24 M
44-51845 B-24 M
44-51846 B-24 M
44-51847 B-24 M GMAC 450824 Ground Collision with parked aircraft B-24 44-51535 at Will Rogers Field OK, Aug 24, 1945.
44-51848 B-24 M
44-51849 B-24 M
44-51850 B-24 M
44-51851 B-24 M
44-51852 B-24 M
44-51853 B-24 M TAC 450730 TAC at Hawkins Field, Tarawa. Jul 30, 1945.
44-51854 B-24 M TAC 450802 TAC at Hawkins Field, Tarawa, Aug 2, 1945.
44-51855 B-24 M
to
44-51868 B-24 M
44-51869 B-24 M LAC 450619 LAC at Holman Field, St Paul, MN, Jun 19, 1945.
44-51870 B-24 M
44-51871 B-24 M
44-51872 B-24 M To RFC Kingman AAF, AZ, Oct 1945.
44-51873 B-24 M
44-51874 B-24 M TOC 451107 TOC, the B-24 crashed on the runway at Harmon Field, Guam, in a ferry mission to Kwajalein, Nov 7, 1945. 4 Survived.
44-51875 B-24 M
to
44-51888 B-24 M
44-51889 B-24 M FLMF 451024 Force landed due to mechanical failure, Greiner Field, NY, Oct 24, 1945.
44-51890 B-24 M
to
44-51900 B-24 M
44-51901 B-24 M SOC Used as ground instructional airframe, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
44-51902 B-24 M
to
44-51927 B-24 M
44-51928 B-24 M RFC 450628 The very last B-24 of 18 482 produced. Built at Willow Run Plant, Jun 28, 1945.
44-52053 YB-24 N
44-52054 YB-24 N
44-52055 YB-24 N
44-52056 YB-24 N GAC 450915 GAC, parked aircraft, TAC by RP-63G 43-11724 at Lambert Field, St Louis, MO, Sept 15, 1945.
44-52057 YB-24 N LAC 450914 LAC at NAS Philiadelphia, PA, Sept 14, 1945.
44-52058 YB-24 N
44-52059 YB-24 N RFC? First production of single-tail Liberator, with new nose and tail guns. Only 7 YB-24N built. Production ended May 31, 1945.
44-52978 C-87 LACW 450904 Landing accident due to weather at Jorhat, India, Sept 4, 1945.
44-52979 C-87
44-52980 C-87 TAC 450531 TAC at Kunming AB, China, May 31, 1945.
44-52981 C-87 RFC? Consairways aircraft in Australia.
44-52982 C-87 TOA 450430 TOA at Kunming AB, China, April 30, 1945.
44-52983 C-87 LAC 450415 LAC at Tontouta AB, New Caledonia, Pacific, April 15, 1945.
44-52984 C-87
44-52985 C-87
44-52986 C-87
44-52987 C-87 Survived The Last C-87 Liberator Express built. Post-war passenger cargo version of a B-24D.

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