NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

STRIPED APE

B

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24

D

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20

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CF 42-63981 8 448 712 ~ C A1-2 N/A

Port (Left) Side - Lead Formation Assembly Ship - Pronounced "STRIPE-PED APE" - Renamed from The CAROL-N-CHICK

Contributor - Robert Livingstone

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
On arrival in England as an 8 448 714 aircraft at the beginning of Dec 43, it was transferred temporarily to 8 93 329 and given RCL: O. After at least 7 missions, it was returned to 448th BG before 29 Dec 43 and assigned to 712th BS with RCL C. Last combat mission: 29 Apr 44. It was first used as an assembly ship in Jun or Jul 44 and was salvaged war weary at Seething on 13 or 14 Feb 45.

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