NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

CONSOLIDATED MESS

B

-

24

H

-

5

-

DT 41-28654

8

453

732 E3 F 05-2

 N/A

Starboard (Right) Side - AKA "Spare Parts"

Contributor - Martin Workman

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

The name CONSOLIDATED MESS was on the starboard side. It is also said to have been named SPARE PARTS. However, according to a report dated 22 Feb 44 to 2nd Bomb Div., this plane had a picture of an Indian Head but no name. Presumably, this was on the port side. Seriously damaged on the 6 Mar 44 mission to Berlin-Genshagen and did not return to combat until 22 Mar 44. Last trace with 453rd BG: 20 Jun 44. It is recorded as salvaged by 4 SAD on 24 Jun 44 but it was subsequently assigned to secret operations over Norway and was shot down by "friendly" fire over Murmansk, USSR, in Sep 44.

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