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by GordyB2
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Lost B25,2/18/45
Replies: 2
Views: 4554

Re: Lost B25,2/18/45

Co-Pilot, ex East Berlin PA .....there is a MACR #16803,..... Page 17497

https://www.fold3.com/image/30086988

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Gordy
by GordyB2
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17E 41-9234
Replies: 4
Views: 2602

Re: B-17E 41-9234

Per 41-9234 it does have a enlarged mysterious script per Data Block that may answer your question Steve

Refer: Paul Cool Collection Photo

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Gordy
by GordyB2
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: B-17E 41-9234
Replies: 4
Views: 2602

Re: B-17E 41-9234

As requested in such a nice way

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Gordy
by GordyB2
Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400
Replies: 19
Views: 11161

Re: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400

MACR # 16433 states the aircraft in question was P-400 AP267. AP267 14-174 P400 Sumac USAAF 11-Mar-42 4-Apr-42 3-Apr-43 41stPS/35thPG Project X 11/03/42 to Aust 04/04/42 off Sumac 04/03/43 Off Left 04/08/44 So its a March 43 loss. Also throwing in PNG accidents per P-400s Date Aircraft Type Serial ...
by GordyB2
Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400
Replies: 19
Views: 11161

Re: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400

Okay,..back on the "74" trail. Just sharing my thought patterns We can say that BW174 was extant till 06/02/43 as it was used to shoot down a Single Seat Fighter(SSF) Though the Unit suggests it was with the 35thFG at that time(Month) BW174 14-366 P400 Sumac 14/03/1942 USAAF 25-Jan-42 22-Feb-42 26-O...
by GordyB2
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400
Replies: 19
Views: 11161

Re: Need Plane Serial Number On P-400

Hi Richard

Note: Still on the research dig Mate,..amidst driving north and south all over Oz the last few months :)

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Gordy
by GordyB2
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Catalina A24-49
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: Catalina A24-49

Around Jan 1944 FJ-L was A24-61, per a copy I hold per radio message with CallSign VM-ZPE L at Broome 29/01/44,.....so A24-49 would have been FJ-A at this point up to 17/04/44 before A24-69 became FJ-A, before being recoded to what? FJ-L was A24-49 from May 1943 to September 43 at least as confirmed...
by GordyB2
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Catalina A24-49
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: Catalina A24-49

However, Bob,..in final comment...its was coded FJ-A at one stage in between all of this. So, recoded and returned after overhaul,..when?

Puzzled. Have to check cards and more details.

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Gordy
by GordyB2
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Catalina A24-49
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: Catalina A24-49

List of A24 Serials and codes per 11Sqn

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Gordy
by GordyB2
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Catalina A24-49
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: Catalina A24-49

Hi Bob, Some extra details The Code for A24-49 was FJ-L, circa August-September 1943 onwards (originally when flown by Sqn Ldr Coventry on his "special missions"). Served with 20 Sqn 05/05/43 Coded FJ-L. Served with 11 Sqn 24/06/43. Crashed 28/04/44 Horn Island QLD after a mission to Manokwari. Cat ...
by GordyB2
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: USAT 'Liberty'
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

Re: USAT 'Liberty'

Somewhere on the 19/01/42

Here is her movements 1941-1942 and advice that she was lost. Also her description of paint and other important details such as last sailing ex Port Moresby/Thursday island

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Gordy
by GordyB2
Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 5th Air Force B-17E Armed Transport
Replies: 7
Views: 4433

Re: 5th Air Force B-17E Armed Transport

Hi Steve You're correct. My bad eyesight DAT Rego Type Serial C/n On Date Name VHCBA Boeing B-17C-BO 40-2072 2073 Mar-42 "Pamela" VHCBC Boeing B-17E-BO 41-2408 2218 09/42 VHCBC Boeing B-17E-BO 41-2497 2308 Jul-42 "Tojo's Nightmare" then "Mac Mac" VHCBD Boeing B-17E-BO 41-2440 2251 09/42 VHCBE Boeing...
by GordyB2
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 5th Air Force B-17E Armed Transport
Replies: 7
Views: 4433

Re: 5th Air Force B-17E Armed Transport

oops wrong the pic
by GordyB2
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 5th Air Force B-17E Armed Transport
Replies: 7
Views: 4433

Re: 5th Air Force B-17E Armed Transport

oops forgot the pic
by GordyB2
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: 5th Air Force B-17E Armed Transport
Replies: 7
Views: 4433

Re: 5th Air Force B-17E Armed Transport

Hi Steve, Recapping; the 46th had B-17E 41-2440 per DAT VHCBC from mid 43 besides later having 41-2408 #97 on the 27/11/43. 41-2440 was absent thereafter post November 43 So,....seems to be a sky painted under O/D though, not disruptive RAF, though I doubt the scheme would still be around in 1944 po...