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TRANING B-17s & B-24s & LB-30s of the 34th BG

 

Used in training flights out of Pendleton early in 1942 and

later at Blythe Airfield, California late 1942 to early Spring 1943

Note: This list is unlikely to be complete.

 

AL598 LB-30

Delivered Jan 5, 1942 to Tucson; Jan 10, 1942 to Westover (34th BG); Jan 21, 1942 to Pendleton (34th BG); March 8, 1942 to Barksdale; Mar 28, 1942 to Patterson; April 4, 1942 to Hamilton used as an ATC shuttle aircraft; May 1, 1943 to ASS Pacific Wing ATC; Jan 7, 1946 RZI; Jan 10, 1946 RFC Kingman, AZ.

 

AL623 LB-30

Delivered Dec 29, 1941 to Tucson; Jan 5, 1942 to Westover (34th BG); Jan 8, 1942 nose wheel collapsed on landing at Westover AAF (34th BG); Jan 12, 1942 to MAD; Feb 22, 1942 to FAD; Mar 4, 1942 to Palm Beach; March 9/10, 1942 to Panama; May 8, 1942 to FAD; May 15, 1942 to Wright Field AAF, OH; May 23, 1942 to FAD; June 11, 1942 to Dallas, TX; July 13, 1942 to Panama; Aug 18, 1942 to Salanis, Equador; August 18, 1942 SAAD; Sept 10, 1942 to Salanis, Equador; Oct 6, 1942 PECAN; Dec 13, 1942 damaged beyond repair in landing accident, GPs AB with 6th AF, pilot error.)

 

AL625 LB-30

Delivered to Dec 11, 1941 to Tucson; Jan 5, 1942 to Westover (34th BG); Jan 21, 1942 to Pendleton (34th BG); Feb 21, 1942 to Barksdale; March 12-23, 1942 FAD; March 30, 1942 to Wayne County; Apr 21, 1942 accepted by the RAF as a Liberator II, Dec 31, 1944 to BOAC.

 

AL626 LB-30  names were Samoa, Fast Freight & Southern Cross Airways No. 3

Delivered Dec 11, 1941 to Consolidated; Jan 5, 1942 to Westover (34th BG); Jan 21, 1942 to Pendleton (34th BG); Feb 21, 1942 to Barksdale; March 6, 1942 to FAD; March 29, 1942 when nose wheel collapsed on landing, but repaired Patterson AAF, OH; July 10, 1942 to West Palm Beach; August 15, 1942 to Hawaii VII BC; Feb 1945 report on Aircraft Repair had AL626 as 66% complete; Dec 31, 1945 BIVE on 7th AF Excess Inventory list as worn out.

 

AL632 LB-30  name was Lettie Joe

Delivered Dec 31, 1941 to Westover (34th BG); Jan 21, 1942 to Pendleton; Feb 21, 1942 to Barksdale; Mar 26, 1942 to West Palm Beach; March 27, 1942 to Sebring; March 31, 1942 to Mercury; Apr 3, 1942 to Panama; Apr 1, 1942 to Salanis, Equador; Sept 5, 1942 SAAD; Sept 21, 1942 to Salanis, CA; Sept 10, 1942 to Salanis, Equador; Oct 7, 1942 to Panama; May 27, 1943 to McClellan; Jan 12, 1946 to RFC Kingman, AZ.

 

AL634 LB-30  name was The Stud Duck

Delivered Dec 31, 1941 to Tucson, AZ; Jan 6, 1942 to Westover, MA (34th BG); Jan 21, 1942 to Pendleton, OR (34th BG); Feb 21, 1942 to Barksdale, LA; Mar 13, 1942 to Patterson, OH; March 28, 1942 to Bolling, WA; April 15, 1942 to West Palm Beach; July 14, 1942 SAAD; August 3/9, 1942 to Salanis, Equador; Sept 10 - Oct 5, 1942 BETA; Nov 30 - Dec 29, 1942 to Panama; Dec 31, 1942 The Stud Duck, 6th BG, 397th BS, wrecked in landing accident.

 

41-2547 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942. 34BG. Tucson May 14, 1942; Rapid City Dec 5, 1942; Walla Walla Jan 14, 1943; Lockburn April 9, 1943; RFC Albuquerque July 14, 1945.

 

41-2548 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942; Boise Feb 17, 1942; Salt Lake City June 24, 1942; Biggs Oct 30, 1942; Pueblo Jan 28, 1943; Recl Comp Oct 19, 1945.

 

41-2549 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 4, 1942; Boise Feb 15, 1942; Cheyenne April 5, 1942; Wendover June 9, 1942; Ogden July 10, 1942; Alamogordo Aug 20, 1942; Biggs Nov 5, 1942; Hendricks April 3, 1943; Written off Sept 1, 1944.

 

41-2550 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 4, 1942; Boise Feb 25, 1942; Alamogordo June 19, 1942; St. Joseph Dec 21, 1942; Nashville May 1, 1943; Presque Isle July 1, 1943; Flushing Dec 20, 1943; RFC Bush Field June 6, 1945.

 

41-2551 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 4, 1942;

 

41-2552 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 4, 1942;

 

41-2553 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942;

 

41-2554 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942;

 

41-2555 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942;

 

41-2556 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942;

 

41-2557 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942;

 

41-2558 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942;

 

41-2559 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942;

 

41-2560 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942;

 

41-2561 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 5, 1942;

 

41-2562 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 6, 1942; crashed 15 miles NW of field on March 26, 1942. Salvaged.

 

41-2563 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 6, 1942;

 

41-2564 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 6, 1942;

 

41-2565 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 6, 1942;

 

41-2567 B-17E

Delivered to Pendleton Feb 6, 1942;

 

41-2578 B-17E

41-2581 B-17E

41-2582 B-17E

41-2591 B-17E

41-2592 B-17E

41-9142 B-17E

41-9161 B-17E

41-9177 B-17E

41-9178 B-17E

41-9179 B-17E

41-9180 B-17E

41-9181 B-17E

41-9182 B-17E

41-9183 B-17E to RFC Albuquerque, NM June 10, 1945

41-9184 B-17E to RFC Albuquerque, NM July 5, 1945

41-9185 B-17E to RFC Albuquerque, NM June 15, 1945

41-9186 B-17E

 

41-24600 maybe

 

41-24621 B-17F-27-BO

Delevered to Geiger Sept 1, 1942. Assigned to Blythe Dec 11, 1942; assigned to Tinker Feb 4, 1943; Wendover Feb 26, 1943; Sioux City Apr 25, 1943; Casper May 4, 1943; McLelland June 2, 1943; Tinker July 12, 1943; Oklahoma City August 2, 1943; Alexandria August 8, 1943; Written Off September 11, 1943.

 

41-24622 B-17F-27-BO

Delivered to Geiger Sept. 1, 1942. Assigned to Walla Walla Nov 17, 1942; Blythe Dec 9, 1942; Tinker Feb 6, 1943; Glasgow Apr 27, 1943; Gore May 28, 1943; Moses Lake June 10, 1943; Written Off June 24, 1944. To RFC Dec 9, 1946.

 

41-24630 B-17F-27-BO

Delivered to Geiger Sept 21, 1942. Assigned to Blythe Dec 11, 1942. This plane was involved in a Dec 16, 1942 training accident at Blythe with pilot Joseph K. Gemmill.

Written Off Jan 27, 1943.

 

41-24632 B-17F-27-BO

Delivered to Geiger Sept 2, 1942. Assigned to Ephrata Oct 6, 1942; Blythe Dec 9, 1942; Tucson Jan 17, 1943; Tinker Feb 1, 1943; Rapid City Apr 27, 1943; Moses Lake August 2, 1943. Written Off Feb 5, 1944.

 

41-24634 B-17F-27-BO

Delivered to Geiger Sept 2, 1942. Assigned to New Castle Nov 13, 1942; Ephrata Dec 2, 1942; Great Falls, Jan 28, 1943; Pendleton July 25, 1943; Geiger Aug 8, 1943. RFC Altus July 30, 1945.

This plane was involved in a training accident on Jan 26, 1943, piloted by Donald Foster at Great Falls, MT.

 

41-24638 B-17F-27-BO

Delivered to Geiger Sept 3, 1942. Assigned to Blythe Dec 9, 1942. Written Off Feb 24, 1943.

This plane was involved in a Jan 21, 1943 training accident, piloted by Robert W. Mansfield.

 

42-2993 B-17F-10-DL

Delivered Long Beach Nov 10, 1942. Assigned Pueblo Jan 27, 1943; Biggs March 4, 1943; Blythe Apr 14, 1943; Walla Walla May 15, 1943; Redmond June 15, 1943; Walla Walla July 18, 1943; Ephrata Aug 9, 1943; Pinecastle June 10, 1944; McCook June 18, 1944; Biggs July 22, 1944; Syracuse Apr 9, 1945; RFC Walnut Ridge Oct 10, 1945.

 

42-2997 B-17F-10-DL

Delivered Long Beach Nov 11, 1942. Assigned to Pueblo Jan 27, 1943; Biggs Feb 24, 1943; Blythe Apr 15, 1943; Moses Lake May 5, 1943; Robbins July 26, 1943; Patterson Feb 27, 1944; Drew May 4, 1944; RFC Altus Feb 29, 1946.

 

42-3005 B-17F-15-DL

Delivered to Tulsa Dec 12, 1942; Assigned to Biggs Jan 19, 1943; damaged in a landing accident piloted by Stewart Jan 22, 1943; Repaired; Pueblo March 27, 1943; Blythe Apr, 13, 1943; McClellan May 16, 1943; Ephrata June 19, 1943; Sioux City June 24, 1944. Written Off August 19, 1944. To RFC Jan. 3, 1946.

 

42-3009 B-17F-15-DL

Delivered to Long Beach Jan 22, 1943. Assigned to Blythe Jan 23, 1943; Pueblo Apr 14, 1943; Dyersburg June 11, 1943; Dow Field, Me. June 15, 1943; Dyersburg July 7, 1943; Grand Isle June 26, 1944; Alliance Oct 20, 1944; Sioux City Jan 22, 1945. To RFC Albuquerque June 25, 1945.

 

42-3017 B-17F-15-DL

 

42-3021 B-17F-15-DL

 

42-3025 B-17F-15-DL

 

42-3125 B-17F-25-DL

 

42-3126 B-17F-25-DL

 

42-5093 B-17F-35-BO

 

42-5100 B-17F-35-BO

This plane was involved in a training accident Dec 16, 1942, piloted by Edward E. Woodward, Jr. at Blythe CA.

 

42-5101 B-17F-35-BO

 

42-5110 B-17F-35-BO

 

42-5116 B-17F-35-BO

 

42-5118 B-17F-35-BO

 

42-5120 B-17F-35-BO

This plane was involved in a training accident Jan. 15, 1943, piloted by Herbert Jones at Blythe CA.

 

42-5121 probably

 

42-5182 B-17F-40-BO

 

42-5261 B-17F-45-BO

 

42-5269 B-17F-45-BO

 

42-5276 B-17F-45-BO

 

42-5285 B-17F-45-BO

 

42-5288 B-17F-45-BO

 

42-5289 B-17F-45-BO

 

42-5312 B-17F-45-BO

 

42-5322 B-17F-45-BO

 

42-5324 B-17F-45-BO

 

42-5363 B-17F-50-BO

 

42-5372 B-17F-50-BO

 

42-5374 B-17F-50-BO

 

42-5412 B-17F-50-BO

 

42-5415 B-17F-50-BO

This plane was involved in a training accident Feb 3, 1943, piloted by Robert Wilcox at Pyote, TX.

 

42-5421 B-17F-50-BO

 

42-5424 B-17F-50-BO

 

42-5450 B-17F-50-BO

 

42-5469 B-17F-50-BO

 

42-5472 B-17F-50-BO

This plane was involved in a training accident Feb 13, 1943, piloted by Joe S. Peck at Blythe CA.

 

42-5475 B-17F-50-BO

 

42-5726 B-17F-10-VE

 

42-5751 B-17F-15-VE

 

42-5753 B-17F-15-VE

 

42-29521

 

42-29538

 

42-29543 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29547 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29549 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29552 B-17F-60-BO

This plane was involved in a training accident Feb 20, 1943, piloted by Benjamin R. Chaneles at Blythe CA.

 

42-29566 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29567 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29585 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29586 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29588 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29592 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29596 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29598 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29600 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29618 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29622 B-17F-60-BO

 

42-29764 B-17F-70-BO

 

42-29770 B-17F-70-BO

 

42-29771 B-17F-70-BO

 

42-29774 B-17F-70-BO

 

42-29782 B-17F-70-BO

STILL EXISTS at Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington