WE WENT TO WAR
PART VI: THE PLANES WE FLEW - PHILIPPINES CAMPAIGN
ABOUT THIS AIRCRAFT LISTING
We have established the following ground rules in preparing this listing:
It should be as complete as practicable, i.e., find all the data we
possibly can with reasonable effort covering each airplane.
Give as much detail as possible on each airplane, as carried in the
Present material as it is listed in the records. We want this
document to be as true to the WWII period as possible.
The material presented on each airplane includes the following:
A Summary Sheet of the history of each plane. We are indebted to Al
Blue, noted historian of the B-24 Liberator, for information from his
extensive files concerning manufacturing and early deployment history of each
The names of the Ground Crew assigned to that particular airplane
when it exists in available records. Here we are indebted to Glenn and Gary
Horton who developed much of this data for their excellent histories of the
380th. An associate volume lists all of these personnel as a group as
extracted from the Part I Roster of the 380th published by us earlier.
A chronological listing of all the missions flown by each aircraft as
derived from the mission planning documents of the 380th as held by the
National Archives. Where possible, these are supplemented by the Unit
Histories maintained by the U.S. Air Force Historical Research Center. These
latter are not complete, however.
The Individual Aircraft Record Cards (IARCs) for each aircraft as carried on
microfilm by the Air Force Historical Record Center at Maxwell Air Force
Base, Montgomery, Alabama, and copied by us from their holdings.
Every attempt has been made to get permission to use photographs, drawings,
information, etc., when the sources were known. If copyrighted material
appears here, please let us know so permission can be requested and credit
If you have any photos, corrections, or other information to add
to this history, please send email to Barbara Gotham
at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our
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