NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

WHAM BAM

B

-

24

D

-

1

-

CO

41-23738

8

453

735 H6 J A0-4

 N/A

Starboard (Right) Side - Lead Formation Assembly Ship - Warner Bros. character "Bugs Bunny"

Info Contributor - Tom Brittan
Original aircraft in 93rd BG / 330th BS (F). Early in 1944 it was transferred to 453rd BG to become that Group's assembly ship. It was war weary when salvaged on 11 May 45 as it was uneconomical to repair. As its salvage is recorded on the 3 SAD Field Engineering Salvage List for 445th BG, it is possible that WHAM BAM was transferred to 445th BG after 453rd's last mission on 11 Apr 44. 453rd BG was withdrawn from combat about two weeks before 2nd AD Groups flew their final combat mission, the intention being to re-deploy the Group to the PTO.

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