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Old 3rd January 2019, 01:57
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Early B24 numbers histories /fate ?

Hello,

Early B24 serial numbers, any Unit history or fate of a/c known ?

B24D-1-CO
41-23643
41-23644
41-23646
41-23656. √
41-23657
41-23660 √
41-23662
41-23665. √
41-23668
41-23675. √
41-23677. √
41-23681
41-23684
41-23685
41-23687. √
41-23691. √
41-23692. √
41-23705
41-23708. √
41-23722. √
41-23724. √
41-23730 √(?)
41-23739
41-23746. √
41-23748. √

B24D-1-DT
41-23725
41-23727. √

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Old 3rd January 2019, 02:36
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Re: Early B24 numbers histories /fate ?

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1941_3.html

http://www.b24bestweb.com/
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Old 3rd January 2019, 02:38
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Re: Early B24 numbers histories /fate ?

I assume you had no luck checking any of them on Joe Baugher's site or b24bestweb, correct?

41-23660 shows up here: http://www.armyaircorps-376bg.com/b24s_lost.html

It says:

Messina, Sicily, Jan 31, 1943 (Mission was to attack railroad ferry installations in harbor)

41-23660 Poison Ivy, Pilot: Stewart, W. S., Crash landing at base

This is also on b24bestweb but without its fate: http://www.b24bestweb.com/poisonivy1.htm

http://www.b24bestweb.com/poisonivy3.htm


41-23724 is here with fate:
http://www.b24bestweb.com/flyingcock3.htm

41-23722 is here with fate:
http://www.b24bestweb.com/bomerang7.htm


41-23692 El Lobo:
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/58787
http://www.b24bestweb.com/ellobo-v1.htm

41-23691 Island Queen (nothing on fate):
http://www.b24bestweb.com/islandqueen-the.htm


For B-24 41-23687: it appears to have been in the 93rd BG 330th BS, shot down Lille France Oct 9, 1942 .

For 41-23656, went through several name changes with the 98th. Rowdy II, Rowdy Anne, etc http://www.b24bestweb.com/Pics-R-ROV-ROX.htm

Final Fate here: (returned to US)
http://www.armyaircorps-376bg.com/41...rowdy_ann.html


41-23727 No history or final disposition, but had an accident (Mechanical Failure, Damage not reported) on March 31, 1945 while with the 423rd AAFBU. (according to Aviation Archaeology site, see Revi16 comments below).

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Old 3rd January 2019, 04:39
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Re: Early B24 numbers histories /fate ?

Thanks Guys for your swift replies.
You are correct Rolland, nothing given for those I list.
Those you have given are a good start, I must spend more time searching, but fear it will take me years rather than hours
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Old 3rd January 2019, 07:31
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Re: Early B24 numbers histories /fate ?

You can try posting each S/N on Fold3 and see if it is associated with a MACR.
https://www.fold3.com/browse/251/hVZf1Up9j


or on Aviation Archeology to see if it is associated with an accident.
(The site is currently down due to hackers.)
https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaf.htm


I just picked your last a/c 41-23727. You'll need for the site to get up and running.
https://www.google.com/search?q=41-2...rchaeology.com
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Old 3rd January 2019, 14:02
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Re: Early B24 numbers histories /fate ?

Hello,
None I listed are in the "accident-report.com" serial numbers list.
I noted that the Joe Baugher site skipped the numbers.as does aviation archaeology as far as I could see.
Hence my request here.
These few are just the tip of the iceberg.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 15:22
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Re: Early B24 numbers histories /fate ?

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Hello,
None I listed are in the "accident-report.com" serial numbers list.

Alex
Looks like this one was used as a Stateside Trainer
Accident Reports.com - 43-03-03, B-24D, 41-23727, CLOVIS AAF 40 MI NE, NM
From my link above, Aviation Archeology - 45-03-31, B-24D, 41-23727, T-4, 423AAFBU, Walla Walla AAF, 4AF.

A simple Google search of B-24 41-23725 brought this up. https://www.worldwar2.ro/forum/index...c=1613&st=1275 it's about half way down. If you hit Ctrl F and type in 41-23725 it will take you right to it.

41-23748 - http://www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk/theme.php?theme=4#.XC4gzGl7n1I
.................. http://www.heritageleague.org/files/1995-03-small.pdf


41-23746 - https://www.307bg.net/data/ACLosses-021908.pdf


41-23708 - http://www.uboatarchive.net/AAF/SSAGHistoryCH2.htm
44-05-08 OVERSTREET, CHARLES A B-24D 41-23708 PLUM TREE ISLAND RANGE, VA
https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/...y/May1944S.htm 440508 B-24D 41-23708 111BU Langley Field, VA 1 KMF 2 Overstreet, Charles A USA VA Plum Tree Is, Langley Field, VA

You can always send an e-mail to NASM for a copy of the aircraft record history card. They mail you a copy in a few weeks.
https://airandspace.si.edu/collectio...-history-cards
https://airandspace.si.edu/archives-research-request

https://sirismm.si.edu/EADpdfs/NASM.XXXX.0461.pdf


I'm not going through your entire list, but this took minutes not years.

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Re: Early B24 numbers histories /fate ?

Alex,


Some of the serials (e.g. 41-23681 and 41-23722) are mentioned in the online book "Under the Southern Cross: the Liberators in the South Pacific" as serving with 90th BG in the SWP. No fate mentioned, but then, not all a/c were lost...


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