SHADY LADY

Serial No.: 42-40369 Model: B-24D-53-CO



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DATA SHEET

 

 

No.

003

 

 

 

 


SERIAL NO.:


42-40369

MOST POPULAR NOSE ART NAME:


SHADY LADY

 

 

 

 

MODEL:

B-24D-53-CO

MFR:

Consolidated-San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTRACTOR'S NO.:

1446

 

 

 

 

INITIAL MFG DATE:

01/30/1943

MFG COMPLETION DATE:

02/12/1943

 

 

 

 

FIRST FLIGHT DATE:

02/17/1943

MOD CENTER DATE:

03/06/1943

 

 

MOD CENTER PLACE:

Fort Worth

USAAF ACCEPTANCE DATE:

02/19/1943

 

 

TO STAGING AREA DATE:

No ARC

STAGING PLACE:

Topeka

OVERSEAS FLIGHT DATE:

No ARC

DEPARTURE PLACE:

Hamilton Field, CA

 

 

 

 

OVERSEAS ARRIVAL DATE:

No ARC

DESTINATION:

Amberly Field, Brisbane, AUS

 

 

 

 

MOD COMPLETED

 

 

 

OVERSEAS:

Nose turret

OVERSEAS MOD PLACE:

Townsville

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENT:

380/528

ASSIGNMENT

 

 

 

   DATE:

Initial Deployment

STATION:

Fenton

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST MISSION:

06/10/1943

WHERE (1ST MISSION):

Sorong, New Guinea

 

 

 

 

NO. OF MISSIONS:

6 AU

TERMINATION DATE:

08/14/1943

 

 

 

 

WHY TERMINATED:

Damaged, Crash Landing, Sent for Repairs, Not Returned, Probably Salvaged

WHERE TERMINATED:

Townsville, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

STRICKEN OFF CHARGE:

No ARC

WHERE REMOVED:

No ARC

                                           

NOTES:               Nose turret

ARC = Aircraft Record Card



 

AIRCRAFT RECORD CARD

 
Nose Art: SHADY LADY
Serial No.: 42-40369
Model: B-24D-53-CO
 

No ARC 


MAINTENANCE CREW

 
Nose Art: SHADY LADY
Serial No.: 42-40369
Model: B-24D-53-CO

 

 

SSN

Rank

Name

Crew Chief(s):

38069354

M/Sgt

Thomas L. Casey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSN

Rank

Name

Mechanic(s):

37124836

Sgt

Clarence W. Hanner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Notes:    



MISSION RECORD



 

SHADY LADY

Serial No.: 42-40369 Model: B-24D-53-CO

Note:  Possible nose turret:  had to have been before 10 June since received flak damage at that time.

 

Shady Lady

 Source: Horton/Horton, King of the Heavies, p. 37.


Shady Lady

Craig Crew, Drysdale Mission, Australia, after running out of gas returning from Balikpapan, 08/14/1943

Source:  King of the Heavies, p. 37; Horton, Best in the Southwest, p. 78.

 

Shady Lady

Pushing aircraft for spectatular 1500 foot take-off.

Source:  Best in the Southwest, p. 79.

 

Shady Lady

Source:  Joe Dally Collection.


Shady Lady

Damaged nose turret modification removed and old "greenhouse" put in place;
she was on her 5th mission when this damage occurred.

Source:  Best in the Southwest, p. 78.

 



Last updated:  07/09/2012 07:50 PM