NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO

B

-

24

D

-

95

-

CO 42-40782 8 389 567 ~ X- 01-1

N/A

"The Flying Boxcar"
Lost on Operation TIDAL WAVE, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania - MACR 158 - Pilot Robert J. O'Reilly, II
Note: MACR has Erroneous S/N 42-40792 (PB4Y-1 Bu No 63927)
Featured in "Into the Guns of Ploesti"

Contributor - Anthony Gaster

Info Contributor - Chris Gregg
Shown with the Lewis Ellis crew who flew to Ploesti on detached service with the 98th BG.
The O'Reilly crew flew CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO, which was damaged over the target, and crash-landed SW of Campina, on the lands of Princess Caradja's estate.

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