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34th BG B-24s by R/T CODES

 

72 Original B-24s distributed as follows:

4th Squadron (18 Originals D/A-D/Q, and D/V)

7th Squadron (19 Originals E/A-E/S)

18th Squadron (18 Originals B/A-B/R)

391st Squadron (17 Originals L/A-L/Q)

 

R/T codes with original serial numbers unknown.

E/G

B/C

B/K

B/L

B/Q

L/P

 

Unknown Squadron and R/T

                ?                              Little Joe                                ORIG but apparently renamed (this was not, however, the plane that became Tommy Thumper II)

41-28849                 Fightin' Rebel                        ORIG but no combat w/34BG             to 493BG

                41-28871                 The Leading Lady                ORIG but no combat w/34BG             to 486BG as GH plane, later to 34BG as B/P

                41-29562                 Tommy Thumper (#1)          ORIG but Sal before combat began   the group's first loss

                41-29564                 Queenie                                 ORIG but no combat before trans.    to 486BG before combat w/ 34BG; later back to 34BG as B/R

                42-94851                 Big Dealer                              ORIG but no combat before trans.    to 493BG

                42-94873                 Feudin' Wagon                     ORIG but no combat before trans.    to 486BG; later returned to 34BG as B/D

 

NOTE: When Pedigo crash-landed 41-29562 during training, his original plane, named Cokey Flo, was taken away from him and assigned to another crew. Thrun, whose plane, Tommy Thumper, was destroyed, was given the Commander's plane, 42-94811, which was renamed Tommy Thumper II and became D/K. This change of planes probably also caused other shifts or planes and crews, potentially changing several R/T codes before the first combat mission. Only a copy of the original orders, matching Pilots to the planes they flew overseas would help sort out these changes.

 

4th Squadron (18 Originals A-Q, V)

D/A        42-94745                 The Bold Sea Rover             ORIG - May 30, 1944                            to 486BG (maybe was Pedigo's original Cokey Flo as B/C)

D/A        44-40463                                                                 June 6, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944                from 493BG; to 466BG

 

D/B         41-29567                 Bambi                                     ORIG - July 25, 1944                             to D/S

D/B         44-40461                                                                 July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from D/G; to MTO

 

D/C         42-94787                 Set 'em Up                             ORIG - July 25, 1944                             to D/T

D/C         44040438                unknown                               July 27, 1944 - Aug 15, 1944               from D/M; to MTO

 

D/D         42-94755                 Weary Willie                         ORIG - July 21, 1944                             to D/U

D/D         44-40443                 Jerk's Berserk                        July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from D/H; MIA Aug 24, 1944

 

D/E         42-94893                 Hell's Belle                             ORIG - July 19, 1944                             MIA July 19, 1944

 

D/F         41-29522                 Dynamite 'n Dodo (#1)        ORIG - May 30, 1944                            to 486BG; later back to 34BG as B/W

D/F         42-52755                 Dynamite 'n Dodo (#2)        June 6, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944                from 486BG; to 492BG

 

D/G         42-94758                                                                 ORIG - May 28, 1944                            to 493BG

D/G         42-94775                 unknown                               June 6, 1944 - June 12, 1944                from D/V; to D/L

D/G         44-40461                                                                 June 20, 1944 - July 18, 1944               from 493BG; to D/B

 

D/H         41-29566                 War Eagle                              ORIG - May 27, 1944                            to D/O

D/H         44-40443                 Jerk's Berserk                        June 11, 1944 - July 17, 1944               from 493BG; to D/D

 

D/I          41-29555                 Powerful Katrinka                ORIG - June 6, 1944                              to 493BG as Methusala

D/I          44-40049                 unknown                               June 14, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944              from 493BG; to MTO

 

D/J          42-94869                 Male Call                               ORIG - Aug 24, 1944                            to unknown

 

D/K         42-94811                 Tommy Thumper II              ORIG - Aug 24, 1944                            (may not have originally been D/K); to unknown

 

D/L         41-29560                 Rat Poison                             ORIG - June 6, 1944                              to 493BG

D/L         42-94775                 unknown                               June 14, 1944 - Aug 18, 1944              from DG; to unknown

 

D/M        42-94775                 unknown                               ORIG - May 28, 1944                            to D/V

D/M        44-40438                 unknown                               June 6, 1944 - July 25, 1944                 from 493BG; to D/C

 

D/N         42-52770                 The Ruptured Duck             ORIG - June 7, 1944                              to 493BG

D/N         44-40441                 Floogie Boo                          June 14, 1944 - July 25, 1944               from 493BG; to D/P

 

D/O         42-94790                 T. N. Toni                              ORIG - May 28, 1944                            to 493BG

D/O         41-29566                 War Eagle                              May 30, 1944 - June 24, 1944              SAL June 27, 1944

D/O         42-94942                                                                 July 2, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944                 from unknown; to MTO

 

D/P         42-52707                 Open Season                        ORIG - June 29, 1944                            SAL June 29, 1944,taxiing accident

D/P         44-40441                 Floogie Boo                          July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from D/N; to MTO

 

D/Q         42-94911                 Sweet Souix                           ORIG - June 7, 1944                              Crashed June 7, 1944

D/Q         44-40420                 Fast Company                      June 22, 1944 - July 14, 1944               from 493BG; to E/J

D/Q         44-40458                 Picadilly Tilly                        July 17, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from E/J; to 485BG

 

D/R

 

D/S         41-29567                 Bambi                                     July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from D/B; to 458 BG

 

D/T         42-94787                 Set 'em Up                             July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from D/C; to unknown

 

D/U         42-94755                 Weary Willie                         July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from D/D; to 492BG

 

D/V         41-29548                                                                 ORIG - May 27, 1944                            to 493BG as The Flying Devil (maybe not the original code)

D/V         42-94775                 unknown                               May 30, 1944 only                                from D/M; to D/G

D/V         41-29510                                                                 June 6, 1944 - June 11, 1944                from 486BG; to 493BG

 

D/W      

 

D/X         41-29542                 Rough House Kate              July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from B/L; to 445BG

 

D/Y        

D/Y         41-28878                 The Heavenly Body            July 28, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               to MTO 450BG

 

D/Z         42-97813                 Skotty                                    July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from B/E; to RAF

 

 

7th Squadron (19 Originals A-S)

E/A         42-94845                 Miz-Pah                                 ORIG - May 29, 1944                            to E/G

E/A         44-40470                 Worry Bird                            June 11, 1944 - June 20, 1944              from 493BG; Crash-landed June 20, 1944, SAL 

E/A         44-40420                 Fast Company                      July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from E/J; to MTO

 

E/B          42-94818                 Captain John Silver              ORIG - July 9, 1944                               Ditched July 9, 1944 (name may not be correct)

E/B          44-40454                 Betta Duck                            Aug 2, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944                 from E/F; to 466BG

 

E/C          41-29598                                                                 ORIG - May 31, 1944                            to 486BG; later back to 34BG as B/U

E/C          41-28838                 Misery Agent                       June 6, 1944 - June 6, 1944                  Crashed June 6, 1944 on 1st mission w/34thBG

E/C          42-94845                 Miz-Pah                                 June 14, 1944 - June 17, 1944              from E/G; to E/N

E/C          42-94919                 Smokey (#2)                          July 9, 1944 - July 25, 1944                  from E/R; to E/H

E/C          44-40276                 unknown                               July 27, 1944 - Aug 13, 1944               from E/D; to 44BG as Scotty Mac

 

E/D         42-94919                 Smokey (#2)                          ORIG - May 29, 1944                            to E/R

E/D         44-40276                 unknown                               June 14, 1944 - July 25, 1944               from unknown; to E/C

 

E/E          42-94908                 Tiger Rag                               ORIG - July 24, 1944                             to E/I

E/E          42-94799                 The Paper Doll                      July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from E/F; to 93BG

 

E/F          42-52759                 Lucille                                    ORIG - May 29, 1944                            to 493BG

E/F          42-94799                 The Paper Doll                      May 31, 1944 - July 25, 1944               from E/J; to E/E

E/F          44-40454                 Betta Duck                            July 27, 1944 - July 28, 1944                from E/G; to E/B

 

E/G          ?                                                                              ORIG

E/G          42-94845                 Miz-Pah                                 June 11, 1944 only                                from E/A; to E/C (The one E/G may be a typo)

E/G          44-40454                 Betta Duck                            June 12, 1944 - July 25, 1944               from 493BG; to E/F

E/G          42-94880                 Misschief                              July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from E/H; to 93BG

 

E/H         42-94880                 Misschief                              ORIG - July 25, 1944                             to E/G

E/H         42-94919                 Smokey (#2)                          July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from E/C; to MTO

 

E/I           41-28877                 Sooner                                   ORIG - July 9, 1944                               SAL July 10, 1944

E/I           42-94908                 Tiger Rag                               July 29, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from E/E; to MTO

 

E/J           42-94799                 The Paper Doll                      ORIG - May 28, 1944                            to E/F

E/J           44-40458                 Picadilly Tilly                        July 8, 1944 - July 9, 1944                    from L/O; to D/Q

E/J           44-40420                 Fast Company                      July 21, 1944 - July 25, 1944                from D/Q; to E/A

E/J           41-29500                 Ramblin' Reck                       Aug 15, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from B/T; to 445BG

 

E/K         41-29605                 unknown                               ORIG - May 31, 1944                            to 486BG as Leo (#2); back to 34BG as B/Q

E/K         42-52768                 Leo (#1)                                 June 6, 1944 - June 11, 1944                from 486BG; to 493BG

E/K         44-40303                 Turgo Joe                              June 20, 1944 - June 22, 1944              from 493BG; Crashed June 22, 1944

 

E/L          41-29557                 Shadrach (#2)                       ORIG - Aug 5, 1944                              orig name unk.; MIA Aug 5, 1944

 

E/M        41-28851                 The Near Sighted Robin     ORIG - Aug 24, 1944                            INT Aug 24, 1944 in Sweden

 

E/N         42-52696                 Cookie's Wailing Wall         ORIG - June 7, 1944                              Crashed June 7, 1944 at Eye

E/N         42-94845                 Miz-Pah                                 June 20, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944              from E/C; to Special Ops

 

E/O         41-28884                 Shadrach (#1)                       ORIG - May 27, 1944                            to 486BG as GH plane; then to 34BG as B/V

E/O         42-52751                 Jane's Wittle Wabbit           June 6, 1944 - June 11, 1944                from 486BG; to 493BG

E/O         42-94930                 Kisco Kid                              June 20, 1944 - July 27, 1944               from E/S; Crashed July 27, 1944

E/O         41-29564                 Queenie                                 Aug 15, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from B/R; to MTO

 

E/P          41-29559                 Belchin' Bessie                     ORIG - Aug 11, 1944                            CTO Aug 11, 1944

 

E/Q         42-94824                 Umbriago                               ORIG - July 25, 1944                             to E/R

E/Q         42-51209                 The Wrangler                       July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from E/R; to unknown

 

E/R          41-28865                 LONI or Wrangler                ORIG - May 29, 1944                            to 493BG

E/R          42-94919                 Smokey (#2)                          May 30, 1944 - June 20, 1944              from E/D; to E/C

E/R          42-51209                 The Wrangler                       July 6, 1944 - July 25, 1944                  from unknown; to E/Q

E/R          42-94824                 Umbriago                               July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               to 406 NLS

 

E/S          42-94930                 Kisco Kid                              ORIG - June 17, 1944                            E/S maybe not original code; to E/O

 

E/T

 

E/U

 

E/V

 

E/W        44-40486                 Cokey Flo                              July 28, 1944 - Aug 13, 1944               from B/C; to B/L

 

E/X         42-94879                 Collapsible Susie                  July 27, 1944 - Aug 13, 1944               from B/D; to B/M

 

E/Y          42-94889                 Patches                                  July 27, 1944 - Aug 14, 1944               from B/O; to unknown

 

E/Z          44-40476                                                                 July 27, 1944 - Aug 14, 1944               from B/I; to B/I

 

 

18th Squadron (18 Originals A-R)

B/A         42-94813                 unknown                               ORIG? - June 14, 1944                          1st mission June 6, 1944; to B/E

B/A         44-40267                 Bad Penny II                         June 20, 1944 - Aug 16, 1944              from B/R; SAL Aug 16, 1944

 

B/B         42-94815                 Frivolous Sal                         ORIG - July 21, 1944                             MIA July 21, 1944

B/B         44-40482                 Dugan Wagon (#2)              July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from B/M; to MTO

 

B/C         ?                                                                              ORIG

B/C         44-40486                 Cokey Flo                              June 20, 1944 - July 25, 1944               from 493BG; to E/W

B/C         44-40421                                                                 July 27, 1944 - Aug 15, 1944               from B/F; to MTO               

 

B/D         42-94879                 Collapsible Susie                  ORIG - July 21, 1944                             to E/X

B/D         42-94873                 Feudin' Wagon                     July 29, 1944 only                                 from 486 BG; to B/O (This B/D must be a typo for B/O)

B/D         44-40320                 Generator Jennie                  July 27, 1944 - Aug 16, 1944               from B/N; to 466BG

 

B/E          41-29572                                                                 ORIG - June 7, 1944                              Crashed June 7, 1944

B/E          42-94813                 Skotty                                    June 20, 1944 - July 25, 1944               from B/A; to D/Z

 

B/F          42-94762                 The Uninvited                      ORIG - May 27, 1944                            to B/K

B/F          44-40421                                                                 June 6, 1944 - July 25, 1944                 from 493BG; to B/C

 

B/G         42-94782                 Off Limits                               ORIG - June 22, 1944                            Crashed June 22, 1944

 

B/H         41-29542                 Rough House Kate              ORIG - May 29, 1944                            to B/L

B/H         44-40468                 Mean Kid                              June 6, 1944 - June 14, 1944                from 493BG; Crash-landed June 14, 1944; SAL June 16, 1944

B/H         42-51190                 Ann                                        July 2, 1944 - July 19, 1944                  from unknown; MIA July 19, 1944 Mid-air collision

 

B/I           42-94794                 Bachelor's Baby                   ORIG - June 11, 1944                            to 490BG

B/I           44-40476                                                                 June 20, 1944 - July 25, 1944               from 493BG; to E/Z

B/I           44-40476                                                                 Aug 15, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               From E/Z; to 398BG

 

B/J          41-28878                 The Heavenly Body            ORIG - July 25, 1944                             to 4th Sqd. as D/Y

 

B/K         ?                                                                              ORIG

B/K         42-52637                 Slammin' Spammy                 May 25, 1944 - May 28, 1944              from 486BG; to 492BG

B/K         42-94762                 The Uninvited                      May 30, 1944 - July 21, 1944               from B/F; to L/Y

 

B/L          ?                                                                              ORIG

B/L          42-52496                 Rum Runner                          May 24, 1944 - May 29, 1944              from 486BG; to 493BG

B/L          41-29542                 Rough House Kate              June 4, 1944 - July 25, 1944                 from B/H; to D/X

B/L          44-40486                 Cokey Flo                              Aug 16, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from E/W; to 492BG

 

B/M        42-94757                 The Dugan Wagon (#1)      ORIG - May 31, 1944                            to B/Q

B/M        44-40482                 unknown                               June 6, 1944 - July 19, 1944                 from 493BG; to B/B

B/M        42-94879                 Collapsible Susie                  Aug 16, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from E/X; to 449BG

 

B/N         42-94768                 Betty Jayne                           ORIG - June 11, 1944                            to 493BG

B/N         44-40320                 Generator Jennie                  June 20, 1944 - July 21, 1944               from 493BG; to B/D

B/N         42-94883                 The Hit Parade                      July 29, 1944 - Aug 18, 1944               from 486BG; to 489BG

 

B/O         42-94889                 Patches                                  ORIG - July 25, 1944                             to E/Y

B/O         42-94873                 Feudin' Wagon                     July 31, 1944 - Aug 18, 1944               from B/D; to unknown

 

B/P          42-94904                 Belle of the Brawl                 ORIG - July 25, 1944                             to L/Z

B/P          41-28871                 The Leading Lady                July 31, 1944 - Aug 24,1944                from 486BG

 

B/Q         ?                                                                              ORIG

B/Q         41-29464                 The Uninvited                      May 24, 1944 - May 29, 1944              from 486BG; to 493BG

B/Q         42-94757                 The Dugan Wagon (#1)      June 4, 1944 - July 24, 1944                 from; B/M; MIA July 24, 1944

B/Q         41-29605                 Leo (#2)                                 July 29, 1944 - Aug 18, 1944               from 486BG; to unknown

 

B/R         41-28840                 Smokey on LONI                  ORIG - May 30, 1944                            MIA May 30, 1944 Name never applied, crew conflict on the name.

B/R         44-40267                 Bad Penny II                         June 11, 1944 - June 17, 1944              from 493BG; to B/A

B/R         41-29564                 Queenie                                 July 31, 1944 - Aug 14, 1944               from 486BG; to E/O

 

B/S          41-28880                 Winnie the                            July 29, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               to 406 NLS

 

B/T         41-29500                 Ramblin' Reck                       July 29, 1944 - Aug 14, 1944               from 486BG; to E/J

 

B/U         41-29598                                                                 July 31, 1944 - Aug 18, 1944               from 486BG; to unknown   

 

B/V         41-28884                 Problem Child                       July 29, 1944 - Aug 13, 1944               from 486BG; to B/Y

 

B/W        41-29522                 Dynamite 'n Dodo (#1)        July 29, 1944 - July 31, 1944                from 486BG; 406NLS

 

B/X

 

B/Y         42-52621                 Up in Arms                            July 29, 1944 - Aug 13, 1944               from 486BG; to L/F

B/Y         41-28884                 Problem Child                       Aug. 14, 1944                                        from B/V; then to L/J

 

B/Z         41-29486                 Old 486                                   July 31, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from 486BG; to 406 NLS

 

 

391st Squadron (17 Originals A-Q)

L/A         42-94748                 Undecided                             ORIG - May 29, 1944                            to L/P

L/A         44-40323                 Sunshine Rose                     June 6, 1944 - June 22, 1944                from 493BG; to L/N

L/A         42-50613                 Holy Joe                                July 17, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from unknown; to 461BG

 

L/B          42-94861                 The Dutchess (#1)               ORIG - May 29, 1944                            MIA May 29, 1944

L/B          41-29599                 Boots                                     June 6, 1944 - July 25, 1944                 from 490BG; to L/T

L/B          44-40328                 This Above All                    July 27, 1944 - Aug 16, 1944               from L/K; to 487BG

 

L/C          41-29569                 Cock of the Sky                    ORIG - May 24, 1944                            to 493BG

L/C          41-29561                                                                 June 6, 1944 - June 11, 1944                to 493BG

L/C          44-40208                 The Dutchess (#2)               June 20, 1944 - July 25, 1944               from 493BG; to L/U

L/C          44-40323                 Sunshine Rose                     July 27, 1944 - Aug 7, 1944                 from L/N; MIA Aug 7, 1944

 

L/D         42-94849                 Maid of Fury (#1)                 ORIG - May 29, 1944                            to L/J

L/D         44-40436                 Nancy                                    June 6, 1944 - June 22, 1944                from 493BG; to L/O

L/D         42-50585                 Small Change II                    July 8, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944                 from L/G; to 489BG

 

L/E          41-28880                 Winnie the Pooh                  ORIG - May 31, 1944                            to 486BG as GH plane.

L/E          42-52752                 unknown                               June 6, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944                from 486BG; to unknown

 

L/F          42-94766                 Crow's Nest                           ORIG - Aug 7, 1944                              to unknown

L/F          42-52621                 Up in Arms                            Aug 24, 1944                                         from B/Y; to 467BG

 

L/G          42-52750                 unknown                               ORIG - May 24, 1944                            to 493BG

L/G          42-50585                 Small Change II                    June 6, 1944 - June 29, 194                  from unknown; to L/D

 

L/H         41-29518                 Picadilly Lucy                       ORIG - June 14, 1944                            to 492BG

L/H         42-94771                 unknown                               July 24, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from L/N; to RAF

 

L/I           42-94770                 Salutation Rose                    ORIG - May 29, 1944                            MIA May 29, 1944

L/I           41-29602                 The Loretta Ann                  June 6, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944                from either 490BG or 493BG; to 406 NLS

 

L/J           42-94890                 Chesty                                   ORIG - May 31, 1944                            SAL May 31, 1944

L/J           42-94849                 Maid of Fury (#1)                 June 6, 1944 - June 25, 1944                from L/D; MIA June 25, 1944

L/J           44-40284                 Tondelayo                             July 2, 1944 - July 19, 1944                  from 493BG; MIA July 19, 1944

L/J           41-28884                 Problem Child                       Aug 15, 1944 - Aug 16, 1944               from B/Y; to 491BG

 

L/K         42-94883                 unknown                               ORIG - May 31, 1944                            to 486BG; later back to 34BG as B/N

L/K         44-40328                 This Above All                    June 6, 1944 - July 21, 1944                 from 493BG; to L/B

 

L/L          41-28820                 Four-five Time                      ORIG - Aug 24, 1944                            to 491st BG

 

L/M        42-94780                 Smitty                                     ORIG - Aug 24, 1944                            MIA Aug 24, 1944

 

L/N         42-94771                 unknown                               ORIG - June 20,1944                             to L/H

L/N         44-40323                 Sunshine Rose                     July 6, 1944 - July 24, 1944                  from L/A; to L/C

 

L/O         42-52738                 Wilson                                   ORIG - June 7, 1944                              Crashed June 7, 1944

L/O         44-40458                 Picadilly Tilly                        July 6, 1944 only                                   from 493BG; to E/J

L/O         44-40436                 Nancy                                    July 8, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944                 from L/D; to 392BG

 

L/P          ?                                                                              ORIG

L/P          42-94748                 Undecided                             May 30, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944              from L/A; to unknown

 

L/Q         42-94796                 Me Worry?                           ORIG - May 29, 1944                            INT May 29, 1944 Sweden

L/Q         42-94878                 Lovely Ann                           June 6, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944                from unknown; to unknown

 

L/R

 

L/S

 

L/T          41-29599                 Boots                                     July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from L/B; to unknown

 

L/U         44-40208                 The Dutchess (#2)               July 27, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944               from L/C; to 466BG

 

L/V

 

L/W

 

L/X

 

L/Y          42-94762                 The Uninvited                      Aug 1, 1944 - Aug 24, 1944                 from B/K; to 492BG

 

L/Z          42-94904                 Belle of the Brawl                 July 27, 1944 - Aug 18, 1944               from B/P; to 389BG