NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

"697"

B

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24

D

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-

-

CO

40-697

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Info Contributor - Al Blue
The Army ordered 7 YB-24s (40-696 - 40-702) but before they were delivered to the AAF the first six were sold to the British as LB-30Bs (AM258 - AM263) and only the last of the 7 was delivered to the AAF as the one-and-only YB-24, serial 40-702. The other six serials were then applied to the first six AAF B-24Ds.

Info Contributor - Robert Livingstone
40-697 was the first production "D" series received by AAF. (Note: 40-696 was held by CAC and not delivered to AAF until May 1942). Destroyed in a take-off accident 20 Aug 42 and condemed at Ft Myers, FL. (ARC says 2 May 42)

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