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B-24s flown by the 34th Bomb Group

 

Where possible I show the name of the plane. I put question marks by the name if I still have some reservations about that name. If you can help identify any of the so far un-named planes, or have information that differs from my list, please contact me at ferrellumm@netscape.net and I thank you for your assistance.

* indicates one of the original 72 planes flown to England by the 34th Bomb Group.






These are 34th Bomb Group B-24s that are named but as yet unidentified by serial number.
CAM Chesty; finally determined to be 42-94890.
CAM Little Joe A B-24H-CF
CAM Maid of Fury (#2) Most likely a B-24H-FO
CAM My Gal Helen A B-24H-CF
??? Off Limits II
CAM Ruptured Duck a B-24E-FO training aircraft at Blythe, CA, serial number ending with 44.
CAM (Sharkmouth) A B-24H-CF
??? Sweetheart of Harlech (This is supposed to be a 34th BG Original. No photo has been located. On most lists as 42-94824 but that is incorrect.)
CAM Sweetie Pie / Mary Belle A B-24H-FO
NMF Tondelayo A B-24J. Yes, it is the one in Helton's Helcats; now determined to be 44-40284.
NMF (Witch) A B-24J

 

B-24H-15-DT (CAM except where noted as NMF)

41-28820 * Four-Five Time

41-28838 Misery Agent (Previously Tommy Thumper with 486BG)

41-28840 * Smoky (#1) (Name never painted on)

41-28849 * Fightin' Rebel

41-28851 * The Near Sighted Robin

41-28865 * LONI (League of Nations, Inc.)

41-28871 * unknown (Gee equipped) (The Leading Lady when with 486BG) (possibly NMF)

41-28877 * Sooner (quite probably NMF)

41-28878 * Heavenly Body NMF

41-28880 * Winnie the Pooh (NMF Gee equipped)

41-28884 * Shadrach (#1) (NMF) (Gee equipped) (changed to Problem Child with the 486BG) Problem Child (NMF) (during second period with the 34BG)

 

B-24H-15-CF (CAM)

41-29464 The Un-Limited

41-29486 Old 486

41-29500 Ramblin' Reck (Gee equipped)

41-29510

41-29518 * Picadilly Lucy

41-29522 * Dymamite 'N Dodo (#1) (Gee equipped)

41-29542 * Rough House Kate

41-29548 * unknown while with 34BG. Later with 493BG as The Flying Devil

41-29555 * Powerful Katrinka

41-29557 * unknown, then Shadrach (#2)

41-29559 * Belchin' Bessie

41-29560 * Rat Poison

41-29561 Mizry Merchant ???

41-29562 * Tommy Thumper (#1)

41-29564 * (Gee equipped) (Queenie when with 486BG)

41-29566 * War Eagle

41-29567 * Bambi (later My Bunnie with 458BG)

41-29569 * Cock of the Sky

41-29572 * Glamour Girl probably instead of Scotty

41-29598 * unknown Apparently NOT Chesty, as the photo reveals Chesty to be a Ford built machine. (Gee equipped)

41-29599 Boots

41-29602 The Loretta Ann

41-29605 * unknown (later Leo with the 486BG, the second so named in the 486BG)

 

B-24J-1-FO (NMF)

42-50585 Small Change II

42-50613 Holy Joe

 

B-24H-30-DT (NMF)

42-51190 Ann

42-51209 The Wrangler

 

B-24H-15-FO first batch (CAM)

42-52496 Rum Runner

42-52621 Up in Arms (Gee equipped)

42-52637 Slammin' Spammy

42-52696 * Cookie's Wailing Wall

42-52707 * Open Season

42-52738 * Wilson ???

42-52750 * Hell and Back

42-52751 Jane's Wittle Wabbit

42-52752

42-52755 Dynamite 'N Dodo (#2) For a long time reported to be the only heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force to shoot down a V-1 buzz bomb, however, I've learned a 34th BG B-17 also shot down a V-1 buzz bomb. Perhaps there were others as well. (later renamed Percolatin' Pete)

42-52759 * Lucille

42-52768 Leo (The first B-24 so named in the 486BG)

42-52770 * The Ruptured Duck

 

B-24H-15-FO second batch (CAM)

42-94745 * The Bold Sea Rover (Gee equipped)

42-94748 * Undecided

42-94755 * Weary Willie

42-94757 * The Dugan Wagon (#1)

42-94758 * Feather Merchant

42-94762 * The Uninvited

42-94766 * Crow's Nest

42-94768 * Betty Jayne

42-94770 * Salutation Rose

42-94771 *

42-94774 Ol' Buddy

42-94775 * unknown name

42-94780 * Smitty

42-94782 * Off Limits

42-94787 * Set 'em Up

42-94790 * T. N. Toni

42-94794 * Bachelor's Baby (Name was changed to Yankee Maid sometime after transferring to the 490th BG.)

 

B-24H-20-FO (CAM)

42-94796 * Me Worry?

42-94799 * The Paper Doll

42-94811 * unknown, then Tommy Thumper II

42-94813 * Skotty

42-94815 * Frivolous Sal

42-94818 *

42-94824 * Umbriago

42-94845 * Miz-Pah

42-94849 * Maid of Fury (#1) (not the one in the photos)

42-94851 * Big Dealer (no combat missions with the 34BG)

42-94861 * The Dutchess (#1)

42-94869 * Male Call

42-94873 * unknown (Gee equipped) (Feudin' Wagon when with 486BG)

42-94878 Lovely Ann

42-94879 * Collapsible Susie

42-94880 * Misschief

42-94883 * The Hit Parade (Gee equipped)

42-94889 * Patches

42-94890 * Chesty

42-94893 * Hell's Belle

42-94904 * Belle of the Brawl

42-94908 * Tiger Rag

42-94911 * Sweet Sioux

42-94919 * Smokey (#2)

42-94930 * Kisco Kid

42-94942 Me Worry II

 

B-24J-145-CO (NMF)

44-40049

 

B-24J-150-CO (NMF)

44-40208 The Dutchess (#2)

 

B-24J-155-CO (NMF)

44-40267 Bad Penny II

44-40276

44-40284 Tondelayo

44-40303 Turgo Joe

44-40320 Generator Jennie

44-40323 Sunshine Rose

44-40328 This Above All

 

B-24J-160-CO (NMF)

44-40420 Fast Company

44-40421

44-40436 Nancy

44-40438

44-40441 Floogie Boo

44-40443 Jerk's Beserk

 

B-24J-165-CO (NMF)

44-40454 Betta Duck

44-40458 Picadilly Tilly

44-40461

44-40463

44-40468 Mean Kid

44-40470 Worry Bird

44-40476

44-40482 The Dugan Wagon (#2)

44-40486 Cokey Flo

 

serial numbers unknown Unknown B-24s