NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

CHUM VII

B

-

24

D

-

53

-

CO

42-40392

9

376

515

~

O/84

00-4

N/A

Renamed from SPIRIT OF CULVER CITY

Contributor - Gareth S. Bahlmann
13 Aug 43 crash at El Batham Tunisia.

Info Contributor - Al Blue
Wrongly and consistently listed as 42-40382 (O/84) in the 376th mission reports, first appearing in early May 43 and usually flown by Jerome P. DuFour.

Info Contributor - Chris Gregg
#84 started flying combat with the 515th BS 6 May 43, and was lost 13 Aug 43 at El Batham Tunisia while making an emergency landing ( nose wheel collapsed). This aircraft did not fly the Ploesti mission 1 Aug 43, but did fly the 13 Aug 43 Wiener-Neustadt mission. The 9th AF took off from Bengasi on the 13th and landed in Tunisia after bombing Wiener-Neustadt. 

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