41-28757

Early ‘shared pool’ Mickey ship. Flew as group lead on 30 Mar 44.

41-28655

Early replacement ship arrivign 2 Feb 44 and downed by fighters 4 Apr 44 over Bucharest with Thieme’s crew aboard. Possibly named “Sky Bandit”. 8 KIA 3 POW. MACR...

42-52091

An original cadre ship acquired on 20 October ‘43 and assigned to Fees’ crew who flew her overseas in December ’43. Crew chief was Sgt. Kahn. “Things Is Rough” completed at least 53 sorties before being sent to the Gioia depot for repair. Disposition unknown. Pictures...

42-7623

An original cadre ship acquired 15 October ’43 and assigned to Ridgeway’s crew who flew her overseas in December ’43. The “Babe” went down with Ridgeway’s crew aboard on the mission of 24 March ’44 against Steyr Austria – 6 KIA 4 POW. MACR 3469. [Note: A bond drive in...

42-78273

A replacement aircraft that arrived into the 449th on 3 July ’44. Named by Aldrich crew. The replacement for “Our Baby” was given the last name “TOO,” rather than using the Roman numeral “II”. She was flown to Gioia Depot on 29 April ’45. Pictures of Our Baby...

42-78510

A B-24J replacement ship that arrived in 449th in October 44. Replaced 42-51950. “Touch Me Not” came to be used as a Lead ship. She lasted out the war and was flown to the Gioia Depot on the ferry Mission 255 on 29 April ‘45. Pictures of Touch Me...