NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

LUCKY LUCKY

B

-

24

H

-

20

-

FO

42-94820

8

453 734 E8 M- 00-3

N/A

Port (Left) Side - (22 Mar 45) - Renamed from PLUCKY LUCKY after Transfer from 489th BG

Contributor - Georges "Gino" Künzle
My impression is that the entire original & damaged OD rear fuselage (25 Feb 45) was replaced by a one left over from a NMF ship, extending up to fuselage station 5.0 and thus including the rear bomb bay; the donor aircraft should have previously belonged to the 448th BG, as the black code letters seem to read CT, the 712th BS code, until the 448th dispensed with squadron codes in the autumn of 1944. Upon completion, the entire rear fuselage was repainted in OD to match the rest of the aircraft's overall finish with its relevant 445th BG markings added.

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Name changed after armour plate was installed covering the "PL" and part of the "U" of the word PLUCKY.

Info Contributor - Pete Johnston
Assignments:
489th BG/844th BS (4R B)
453rd BG/735th BS (H6 L)
453rd BG/734th BS (E8 M-)
445th BG/700th BS (IS P+)

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