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(Note: On Data List, Just click on "Headers" in Row 1)

  • NSO# (Data List Only) =
    "NAME" Sequence Order # "Renamed [1/2] (to or from)" or "Port/Starboard [P/S]"

  • NAME =

    • More than one listing for the "Same Name" indicates Different Aircraft, Nose Art, or Group/Squadron assignments designated by Version #s (V1), (V2)... etc. under the "V#" column.

    • A lot of aircraft names started with "The". They will be listed by the following "Word" in their name.

      Example: WITCH, The

    • Note: AKA = "Also Known As" <Name never applied> and will be represented by the last "3" #s in the S/N (Serial Number)

  • TP =

    • Type
         B - Bomber
      CB - Cargo/Transport Bomber
         F - (F7) Photo Reconnaissance
              Very Long Range (VLR)
              Combat Mapping
      LB - Land Bomber
              (NOT Liberator British) LB-30s repossessed by the U.S. were not given (and did not carry) U.S. Serial Numbers.
              Carried on AAF books as LB-30s with their British serials. These S/Ns were put on the fin (where AAF serials were normally placed)
      PB - PathFinder Force [PFF] Bomber
              15th AF Lead Aircraft with H2X
              "Mickey" Radar
      RB - Restricted Bomber
      SB - Snooper Bomber
              13th AF / 868th BS
      TB - Training Bomber
      WB - Long Range Weather (LRW)
                (Post War Nomenclature)
      XB - Experimental Bomber

  • M# =

    • Model Number
        7 - (A/B) Photo Reconnaissance
      24 - Liberator (Bomber)
      30 - Liberator (Land Bomber)
              Consolidated Model Number

  • SER =

    • Series: A-N

    • Note: May have additional designators after the Series "Letter": (1 | SH | etc.)
         1 - Nose Turret Modification
      AS - Anti-Submarine
      AZ - AZON
      EA - Eagle
      HO - 8th AF H2X "Mickey" Radar + G-H
      NT - Night
      SA - Carpetbagger 801st BG (P)
               Became 492nd BG in Aug 44
               (No Squadron Code)
      SH - 8th AF H2X "Mickey" Radar
      SO - H2S (British Radar)
               Blind bombing installed in early
               482nd BG (P) PFF Aircraft

  • BLK =

    • Block of serial numbers
      (Increments of 5... 1, 5, 10, 15, etc.)

  • MF =

    • Manufacturer
      CF - Consolidated/Fortworth
      CO - Consolidated/San Diego
      DT - Douglas/Tulsa
      FO - Ford/Willow Run
      NT - North American/Dallas

  • SERIAL # =

    • Serial Number - 2digit number, starting the S/N, represents the Fiscal Year Funds that were used to pay for the airplane, usually (but not always) the same as the fiscal year in which the plane was ordered.

  • L3# (Data List Only) =
    Last "3" #s of S/N

  • PCS (Data List Only) =
    "Paint Color Scheme"

    • OD   = (Olive Drab)
      ODW= (OD/White Undercarriage)
      DSP  = (Desert Sand "Pink")
      PS     = (Paint Strip)
      NMF = (Natural Metal Finish)
      BLK  = (Black)
      BLU  = (Blue Undercarriage)
      PFF   = (Path Finder Force Grey)
      YEL  = (Yellow)
      ORN = (Orange)
      RAF  = (Grey/White Undercarriage)
      RYAF= (Des San/Grey Undercarriage)

  • AF =

    • Air Force Unit Assignment

  • BG =

    • Bombardment Group
      1P =
      1st Provisional Bomb Group - Halverson Project (HALPRO)

  • BS or RS or SQ or WNG=

    • Bombardment Squadron

    • Reconnaissance Squadron - LRW (Long Range Weather)

    • Squadron - F-7 (Photo Reconnaissance)

    • Wing - F-7 (Reconnaissance Wing)

  • SC =

    • Squadron Code - Two letter designation on the fuselage, denoting the Bombardment Squadron

  • RCL / B# =

    • Radio Call Letter / Battle Number
      "~"  =  N/A <Not Applicable>

      Can either be located on the Tail / Fuselage / Nose
      In the "Data Table", (-R) is pronounced "Bar R" and could also be presented as (R).
      (R-) is pronounced "R Bar" and could also be presented as (R)

      Note: Although (R) and (R) can be represented on the web site, true "Text Format" will not permit these! So in order to keep the integrity in the "Text File";

      R  =  (Bar Above R) "Bar R" (R
      R_  =  (Bar Below R)  "R Bar" (R)

  • A# (Data List Only) =

    • Assignment # - "Sequence Order"
      "Blank Cell" = "Only" Assignment Known

  • CLM#s (Data List Only) =

    • Control/Line/Manufacturer or Mod #s

  • S/N A#s =

    • Serial Number "Assigned #s"
      Visible on A/C
      (Last "2", "3", or "4" of the S/N)

  • MACR = Missing Air Crew Report

    • * MACR - On Site

    • MACR * - Need PIC

  • V#-P =

  • Version Number-Photo Number

(00) = No Other Version (On-Site)

(A#) = Assembly Ship
(Lead Formation)

(P#) = Nose Art Panel

(R#) = Restoration/Representation

(W#) = Long Range Weather "LRW" (Reconnaissance)

  • Photo Credits = Note: May Apply to? Photographer | Owner | Origin

    AFM =
    US Air Force Museum, Dayton, OH
    CAF =
    Confederate Air Force, Harlingen, TX
    NARA =
    National Archives Records Administration
    NASM =
    National Air and Space Museum
    SDASM =
    San Diego Air & Space Museum
    USAF =
    United States Air Force

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