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7 (*Eager Beaver*) served with 368th BS, 306th BG at Thurleighh.Transferred May 1, 1944 to AF Service Command and returned to USA Jul 1944.MACR 2376 3505 (388th BG, 562nd BS) engines failed and ditched into North Sea Nov 29, 1943. MACR 3232 3509 (351 BG, 511 BS) shot down by flak and fighters Jan 30, 1944, Hengelo, Holland.

24486 (306th BG, 367th BS, "Man O'War") shot down by AAA and crashed into English Channel Nov 9, 1942.Returned to USA 24445 (97th BG, 340th BS, "Southern Belle") shot down by Hptm. 24450 (5th BG, 72nd BS, "My Lovin' Dove") damaged over Nauru and ditched Feb 9, 1943. 24455 (5th BG, 63rd BS, "Old Baldy") returned to USA late 1943.Karl-Heinz Meyer in Fw 190A-3 of JG 26/II Stab near Flasselles, France Sep 6, 1942 during mission to Avion Portex aircraft factory at Meault, France 10 KIA. 24446 (5th BG, 23rd BS, "Jezebel") returned to USA 24447 (91st BG, 401st BS, "Kickapoo") shot down by fighter over North Sea Feb 26, 1943. 8 (43rd BG, 64th BS, "Taxpayer's Pride") show down by Japanese J1N1 night fighter near Mt Varzin on mission to Rabaul Jun 26, 1943. 24449 (91st BG, 401st BS, "Short Snorter") shot down by fighter near Lorient, France Dec 30, 1942. Crew spent 16 days on lift raft to Buka and rescued 50 more days later. 24454 (19th BG, 28th BS, then to 43rd BG, 65th BS, "Georgia Peach") shot down by Japanese J1N1 night fighter at Ubili, PNG Jun 13, 1943. 24456 never flew combat missions, scrapped 24457 (5th BG, 31st BS, "The Azte's Curse") crashlanded due to brake failure Apr 23, 1943 and w/o. 41-24489 Boeing B-17F-10-BO Fortress MSN 3125/3174 24440 (3rd BG, 15th BS) used as F-9.Returned to USA 24441 (97th BG, 342nd BS, "Francis X") shot down on mission to Lorient, France Oct 21, 1942 24442 (97th BG, 4145h BS, "Little Eva") destroyed by German bombing at Tafaraoui, Algeria Dec 23, 1942 24443 (97th BG, 414th BS, "Johnny Reb") shot down on mission to Lorient, France Oct 21, 1942 24444 (97th BG, 340th BS, "Superman/The Red Gremlin") was the first B-17 in Africa.

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