NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

SLICK CHICK

B

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24

H

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5

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FO 42-52110 15 449 716 ~ 50 05-1

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Contributor - Brendan Wood

Info Contributor - Mark Coffee

There were two SLICK CHICKs in the 449th BG:
42-52110 - Original 449th A/C arrived 27 Oct 43 and assigned to Robert’s crew - #50. Transferred to depot 22 Feb 44.
42-52165 - Arrival unknown (but after 22 Feb) - #50 lost with Robert’s crew 23 Apr 44 - MACR 4199

42-52110 received back from depot on 5 May 44 - #50 (flew as such 7 May) renumbered to #65 in 12 May renumbering. I show last flight with 449th on 2 July 44, transferred back to depot. Judging by lack of tail markings, the photo is probably 110 as the “Bar A” tail markings were ordered 14 February and the Triangle and “3” 47th Wing markings were ordered 16 March. Of course, the photo could be 165 at the depot prior to transfer. The background could very well be the depot. Did 451st carry tail markings in Jan/Feb time frame? No previous known photos of either SLICK CHICK.

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