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Chatanoogo Choo choo wreck tail 240782

B-24D 42-40782 Tail after crashing

42-40782

AIRCRAFT TYPE: B-24D-95 MANUFACTURE: CO

CONSTRUCTION #: 1859 SERIES NUMBER: 40 / 45

DATE BUILT: 00 May 1943 DATE ACCEPTED: 09 May 1943 DATE SOC: 01 August 1943


AIR FORCE ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
8th26 June 1943 - 02 July 1943
9th03 July 1943 – 01 August 1943


COMBAT WING ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
26 June 1943 – 01 August 1943


GROUP ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
389th26 June 1943 – 01 August 1943


SQUADRON ASSIGNED DATE OF SERVICE
566th26 June 1943 – 01 August 1943


  • FINAL LOCATION: Floresti, Romania
  • MACR 158
  • GROUP MARKINGS:
  • SQUADRON MARKINGS:
  • A/C I.D. MARKINGS: X-
  • AIRCRAFT NAME (S):
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Shoot Fritz You're Faded

HISTORY

# DATE MISSION PILOT COMMENTS
09 May 43 Airfield Location:
San Diego
11 May 43 Airfield Location:
Tucson Municipal, AZ
CO - modification center # 2
11 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Long Beach AAF, CA
ATC – S&M
12 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Lincoln AAF, NE
POM - Prepare for Overseas movement
17 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Dow Field, ME
Overseas departure field
26 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Langford Lodge, N. Ireland
UGLY - 8th AF Modification Center
21 Jun 43 Airfield Location:
Hethel Field
Ugly: Assigned to 8th AF
02 Jul 43Airfield Location:
Airfield Location: Benghazi, Libya (Berka 10)
ACHE: assigned to 9th AF
109 Jul 43Maleme, Crete – airfieldEllis, L.N
212 Jul 43Reggio di Calabria, Italy - port facilitiesEllis, L.N
end01 Aug 43Campina, Romania - oil productionLt. O’Reilly, R.J.Combat damage (AA): - one engine, control cables - crashed: 2 miles south Floesti, Romania - SOC

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PHOTOS

Chatanoogo Choo choo wreck tail 240782

B-24D 42-40782 Tail after crashing

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