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Here are some recent pickups that came in.

 

 

{top mid}The B-26 has "191" on the front Pilot side of the plane. Not sure what that references the plane to.

{bottom Left} U.S. Army TB-25, The Serial# No.A.C. 42-87386 I think...the 3 might be a 5 and the 6 might be a 8.

{Bottom Right} B-29 "Ole Herringbone"

 

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{top right} Tail#483547 With "headquarters above it. the back of the guys shirt says Okinawa. The plane has a 20th Air force insignia on the tail.

{bottom Left}Unknown Major General.

{Bottom right} Paul D Monroe of 20th Air Force

 

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{Top Left & Bottom right} "the Squaw"

{top right} B-29 with "26" by waist gunner area.

{bottom Left} "The Wucky Wabbit." I couldn't find anything info her.

 

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The following are results from some research:

 

-VB-17G Flying Fortress 44-83547. At one time at Kadena Okinawa. Transferred to RoCAF then possibly shot down by PLA MiG-17 6/23/1956.

-B-24D The Squaw 41-11761. 98th BG, 343rd BS. Ploesti raid veteran. Nose art may also have been Sleepy.

-B-29 #26. T on the tail. 73rd BW, 498th BG based on Saipan from April 1945. The 26 may be the last digits in the acft. serial number?

 

http://www.utdallas.edu/library/specialcollections/hac/cataam/Leeker/aircraft/b17.pdf

 

http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=&content=B-17G

 

Hope this helps.

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The following are results from some research:

 

-VB-17G Flying Fortress 44-83547. At one time at Kadena Okinawa. Transferred to RoCAF then possibly shot down by PLA MiG-17 6/23/1956.

-B-24D The Squaw 41-11761. 98th BG, 343rd BS. Ploesti raid veteran. Nose art may also have been Sleepy.

-B-29 #26. T on the tail. 73rd BW, 498th BG based on Saipan from April 1945. The 26 may be the last digits in the acft. serial number?

 

http://www.utdallas.edu/library/specialcollections/hac/cataam/Leeker/aircraft/b17.pdf

 

http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=&content=B-17G

 

Hope this helps.

 

Awesome thanks!! I had that site at one point, but forgot what the address was to look up the numbers.

 

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Nice pick ups!

506th Fighter Group Historian

Interested in all items relating to the 7th AAF, especially those of the VLR P-51 Pilots of the 15th, 21st, and 506th Fighter Groups.

 

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