40-2348 North American B-25B Mitchell MSN 62B-2898/62B-3017 2230 damaged May 19, 1942 in landing at Westover Field, Massachusetts. 2243 (MSN 62B-2912) destroyed Sep 13, 1941 at Ellington Field, Texas before delivery so it was deleted from the order. 44-86370 Martin-Omaha B-29-50-MO Superfortress 86319 B-29MR. The fuel capsule, carried separately, was recovered. 86344 (462nd BG, 768th BS) crashed from unknown cause at Sakatoichiba Chiba, Japan Aug 2, 1945. 1 killed, 11 bailed out and 1 was killed by Japanese Navy soldiers when he resisted capture. 86346 to the Martin Modification Center, Omaha, NB, for Code Silverplate conversion for the carriage of atomic weapons. Assigned to 393rd Bomb Squadron, 509th Composite Group. Reported late 1946/early 1947 at Roswell Army Air Force Base, NM, as operational.
2232 (MSN 62B-2901) W/o Sep 10, 1941 at Jackson AAB, MS 2233 (MSN 62B-2902) W/o Nov 1, 1941 at Mt Cory, OH 2234 (MSN 62B-2903) W/o Apr 4, 1942 at Langley Field, VA 2235 (MSN 62B-2904) W/o Apr 3, 1943 at Ft Dix, NJ 2236 (MSN 62B-2905) Lend-Lease to USSR 2237 (MSN 62B-2906) Lend-Lease to USSR 2239 (MSN 62B-2908) W/o Sep 13, 1942 at Columbia AAB, SC 2241 (MSN 62B-2910) W/o Nov 21, 1942 at Greenville AAB, SC 2242 (17th BG, 95th BS) was Doolittle raider. Crew interned for 13 months, aircraft kept by USSR, scrapped in 1950s. 86308 converted to SB-29A 86313 (TB-29A, 875BS 498BG) while on a night navigation training flight from Mac Dill Field, Florida to Chicago and back, flew into the Clingmans dome mountain (Alt. during thunderstorms and cloudy weather Jun 11/12, 1946 with the loss of 12 aircrew 44-86316 ... 86329 (830th BS, 509th BW) crashed into mountain on Manzano Base Nuclear Weapons Storage Area 3 min after takeoff from Kirtland AFB, NM Apr 11, 1950. There was a nuclear bomb aboard, which shattered when triggers exploded. [another stripped WB-29 was set fire during the exercise for fire rescue training identity not recorded] 86334 (237th CCTS) crashed 6 mi SSW of Benton, Kentucky during cross country flight during electrical storm Jul 1, 1945. Recently released files show that it was shot down by a Mi G-15 flown by a Soviet pilot.
7330 wrecked in takeoff accident at Longview, Alaska Nov 14, 1942 and DBR. 24880 to F-13 24881 to F-13 24882 (504th BG, 421st BS) shot down by Japanese fighter and crashed at Nagashima Mie, Japan Jul 22, 1945 while on mission to Kawasaki aircraft factory at Kagamihara, Japan. 63361 (CCTS, 236th BU) damaged by weather while parked at Pyote AAF, TX Aug 26, 1944. 42-63381 Bell-Atlanta B-29-5-BA Superfortress 63366 (236th CCR) damaged at Pyote AAF, TX when it had a mechanical failure Feb 10, 1945. 72662 (MSN 10767, 374th TCG, 6th TCS) crashed near Pyongyang AB, Korea Nov 19, 1950 due to engine fire after takeoff. Flew 123 missions in Korea and destroyed a total of 5 Mi G fighters. with 46th/72nd RS "The Forlorn Turkey" aka "The Clobbered Turkey", crashed into hillside Dec 23, 1947 95 mi N of Nome, AK (east slope of Hot Spring mountain). Crashed into Lake Mead, NV during research flight July 21, 1948. The flight was for a secret missile guidance system that allowed navigation by tracking of the Sun. 21856 to B-29F electronic reconnaissance aircraft used in Arctic conditions.
7331 hit tree at Kodiak, Alaska Sep 5, 1942 and DBR 7332 to RFC at Ontario, CA Mar 20, 1945 7333 to reclamation at Brookley Field, AL Sep 20,1945 7334 (MSN 15B-219) Conv to P-39F-2-BE; w/o at William Northern AAF, TN. 63362 (58th W, 462nd BG, 770th BS, "Hull's Angel") 63363 (40th BG, 395th BS, "Marietta Misfit") shot down Dec 7, 1944 while bombing Manchuria Airplane Manufacturing Company and an adjacent arsenal at Mukden, China. 63367 (1st VHBS, 9th BHBG) w/o when crew bailed out Dec 11, 1944 16 mi W of Pratt, KS 63368 (875th BS, 498th BG) damaged in landing accident at Wichita MAP, KS Jun 7, 1944. Registration N20911 cancelled Oct 12, 2004 as sale reported 1978. The fuselage and nose on display at the USAF Museum marked as 44-87657 are actually 44-62139. 44-87733 Boeing B-29-86-BW Superfortress MSN 12487/12536 87695 used for explosives testing before being scrapped at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ 87703 seen at NWF China Lake, CA in mid 1950s. Crew of 5 was able to scramble away before the plane sank. A low pass over calm water with pilot error put it into the lake. 21857 (MSN 13751) modified to EB-29 status for upper atmosphere research.
7205 condemned Oct 31, 1944 7206 returned to USA Jan 16, 1944 and surveyed Mar 28, 1944 7207 condemned Oct 31, 1944 7208 condemned Oct 31, 1944 7209 condemned Oct 31, 1944 7210 condemned Oct 31, 1944 7211 condemned Oct 31, 1944 7212 condemned Oct 31, 1944 7213 condemned after accident Jul 1, 1942 7214 lost in combat Jun 17, 1942 7215 (MSN 15-554) abandoned after landing accident May 1, 1942 on Cape York Peninsula, Australia. Surveyed May 28, 1944 7236 to reclamation at Spokane, WA Jun 2, 1945 7237 wrecked 6 mi S of Fanlew, FL May 18, 1943 and DBR 7238 wrecked at Crawfordsville, FL May 25, 1942 and DBR 7239 wrecked at Placidia, FL May 11, 1942 and DBR 7240 to CL-26 at Amarillo AAF, TX Jul 16, 1942 7241 in midair off shore in Deadmans Bay, FL Jan 9, 1943 7242 crashlanded in woods 5 mi E of Cross City AB, FL Oct 20, 1942 7243 nose wheel collapsed on landing at Biggs AAF, TX May 28, 1942. 72694 (MSN 10799) damaged Jan 4, 1949, West Germany. 86472 to the Martin Modification Center, Omaha, NB, for Code Silverplate conversion for the carriage of atomic weapons. Used as a flying testbed for turbojet and ramjet engines.
Recovered Nov 1971 by Nick Watling and reported 1988 stored a Mount Isa, Australia waiting for restoration. To CL-26 7244 crashed and burned SE of Florence, SC May 19, 1942 7245 wrecked 4 mi SE of Chadburg, FL apr 23, 1942. Damaged nov 26, 1950 in ground accident at Haneda, Japah. Assigned to 509th Composite Group Reported late 1946/early 1947 at Roswell Army Air Force Base, NM, as operational 86473 to the Martin Modification Center, Omaha, NB, for Code Silverplate conversion for the carriage of atomic weapons. 45-21812 Boeing B-29-96-BW Superfortress MSN 13687/13706 21800 Assigned to NACA Langley Research Center, Langley Field, VA Dec 15, 1954. The engines were mounted under the fuselage and operated in flight conditions.
Pilot killed 7338 crashed at Harding AAF, LA May 19, 1942. 7339 (MSN 15B-224) Conv to P-39F-2-BE; w/o at Fort Myers AAF, FL, surveyed at Fort Myers AAF, FL May 31, 1943 7340 to CL-26 at Robbins Field Oct 24, 1943 7341 (MSN 15B-226) W/o 16Oct 1942 at Mc Grath, AK, condemned Oct 17, 1942 7342 in wheels-up landing at Crystal Alke AAF Aug 21, 1942 and DBR 7343 crashed 3 m NE of Dale Malbry AAF, FL Mar 18, 1942. 24867 (505th BG, 484th BS) lost from unknown cause in Pacific Ocean Feb 10, 1945 while on mission to Nakajima aircraft factory at Ota, Japan. 63373 (482nd BS, 505th BG) w/o Oct 24, 1944 when crashed after belly landing due to engine failure and was consumed by fire 3/4 mi S of Harvard AAF, NE. 16 on board, 11 survived, but 8 on ground also died. 21866 (3150th Electronics Squadron) crashed 2 mi S of Waycross, GA after taking off from Robins AFB Oct 6, 1948. 21867 (last B-29 to be delivered) converted to WB-29.
Pilot killed 7344 to reclamation at Dothan, AL Mar 22, 1945. 41-36967 Boeing YB-29-BW Superfortress MSN 3325/3338 36954 converted to XB-39. MACR 12486 24858 (468th BG) lost from unknown cause in Pacific Ocean Jul 12, 1945 while on mission to Kawasaki, Japan Jul 12, 1945. 24864 (504th BG, 398th BS) lost from unknown cause near Japan Apr 1, 1945, while on mission to sow mines at Kure Harbor. 63374 (5th BW, "Tabooma II") participated in Jan 11, 1945 Mission 27 raid on Singapore Kings Drydock from Calcutta, and the Jan 14, 1945 Mission 28 raid on Kagi Air Base, Formosa 63375 in ground accident Jul 2, 1944 while assigned to Material section of the Marietta Aircraft Assembly Plant, Marietta, GA. Must have been restored to service with US Army, since skidded upon landing at Roi-Namur in the Marshall Islands on flight from Kwajalein. 72651 (MSN 10756) to MASDC at unknown date 72652 (MSN 10757) to civil registry as N2302D. 87744 (WB-29, 58th WRS) crash landed at Moses Point, Alaska in late 1951 due to two inflight engine failures. Crashed (58th SRS, Weather) Sep 25, 1953 near Eielson AFB, Alaska. 46-60 Boeing B-50A-25-BO Superfortress MSN 15766/15780 47 (43rd BG, 63rd BS) crshed Nov 16 1950 53 mi W of Davis Monthan AFB, AZ after midair collision with KB-29 44-70024. 49 (43rd BW, 63rd BS) collided with B-50A 47-101 Jul 17, 1953 and crashed 12 mi SSE of Williams AFB. 46-524 Mc Donnell XP-85 Goblin Redesignated XF-85 in 1948. Shipped to the Ames Aeronautical Research Laboratory, NAS Moffett, CA Nov 9, 1947 for wind tunnel tests.
7325 to reclamation at Spokane, WA Jun 2, 1945 7326 to CL-26 at Langley Field, VA Mar 25, 1944 7327 wrecked in force-landing at New Orleans AAB, LA Apr 22, 1942 and DBR 7328 (MSN 15B-213) wrecked 8 m E of Phoenix Apr 9, 1942 and DBR, W/o 9Sep 1942 at Nome, AK 7329 condemned Sep 9, 1942. Returned to USA as war weary Dec 11, 1944 and assigned to Roswell. 63357 (468th BG, 795th BS) w/o Apr 21, 1944 in crashlanding in sandstorm 2 1/2 mi NE of Karachi, India (now Pakistan) 63360 (444th BG, 678th BS, "Slow Freight" later "Trojan Spirit") Returned to USA as war weary Jan 1945. 63364 while assigned to 234th AAFBU at Clovis AAF, NM had several accidents due to mechanical failures, Dec 12, 1944 at Alamogordo Gunnery Range, Jan 31, 1945 at Clovis AAF, TX, and Feb 19, 1945 at Kirtland Field, NM 42-63366 ... Crashed on Santa Maria, Azores 4 mi E of Vila Do Porto Jul 3, 1945. 44-87683 Boeing B-29-85-BW Superfortress MSN 12437/12486 87638 (19th BG, 30th BS) crashed on takeoff from Kwajelein Apr 19, 1947. 20 on board, 8 survived, but 7 on ground also died. 87657 "Command Decision" destroyed in transportation accident between NMUSAF facilities. 87766 to USN as P2B-2S #84031 87769 (509th BG, 715th BS) suffered engine fire on takeoff from Tampa, FL during search mission for ditched B-29 42-68289 Nov 18, 1949. *Kee Bird* abandoned Feb 21,1947 on frozen lake in Greenland, allegedly after getting lost during return from spying flight over Soviet Union. During attempt to recover, caught fire and burned May 21/22, 1995. Named "Leaking Lena" and assigned to 46th/72nd RS at Ladd Field 21775 to F-13. 45-21872 Boeing B-29-100-BW Superfortress MSN 13737/13766 21846 to B-29F electronic reconnaissance aircraft used in Arctic conditions 21847 to B-29F electronic reconnaissance aircraft used in Arctic conditions.W/o 19Feb 1944 at Mc Clellan Field, CAand surveyed in USA Mar 26, 1944. To RFC at Ontario, CA Jan 25, 1945 7164 to RAAF as A53-5. 86432 to the Martin Modification Center, Omaha, NB, for Code Silverplate conversion for the carriage of atomic weapons. Reported late 1946/early 1947 at Roswell Army Air Force Base, NM, as operational. 86433 (92nd BG, 325th BS, "Peace Maker") to reclamation Aug 8, 1954 at Tinker AFB.7161 wrecked at Selfridge Field, MI Feb 8, 1943 and demolished 7162 condemned Oct 31, 1944. Crashed Oct 26, 1942 after engine failure at Bankstown, NSW, Australia. 86436 (98th BW) damaged by AAA 3 mi S of Hwangju, Korea May 20, 1951.7290 (MSN 15B-175) in midair collision with 7291 near Lima, OH Mar 18, 1942 7291 (MSN 15B-176) in midair collision with 7290 near Lima, OH Mar 18, 1942 7292 to CL-26 at Embry Riddle, FL Oct 28, 1942 7293 wrecked 2 mi W of Mira Loma, CA Jan 19, 1943 and DBR 7294 to CL-26 at William Northern AAF, TN Nov 25, 1947 7295 to RFC at Ontario, CA Mar 2, 1945 7296 (MSN 15B-181) W/o 7Oct 1942 at Sarasota AB, FL, to CL-26 at Lincoln, NB Oct 17, 1942 7297 crashed and burned near Lima, OH Mar 18, 1942 7298 wrecked in landing accident at Ft Greely, AK Mul 15, 1942 and DBR 7299 (MSN 15B-184) Conv to P-39F-2-BE; w/o at Desert Centre AAF, CA, surveyed at Desert Center AAF, CA Mar 29, 1942 7300 crashed and burned near Lima, OH Mar 18, 1942. Condemned May 1, 1942 7302 (MSN 15B-187) Conv to P-39F-2-BE; w/o at Santa Rosa AAF, CA, surveyed at Patterson AAF, OH Mar 9, 1944 7303 to RFC at Ponca City, OK Jan 9, 1945 7304 condemned Dec 24, 1942 7305 to RFC at Ontario, CA Feb 20, 1945 7306 condemned Oct 31, 1942 7307 (MSN 15B-192) W/o 2Jun 1942 at Stoney Point, Canada, condemned Dec 31, 1943 7308 surveyed at Mc Clellan AF, CA Dec 3, 1943 7309 to RFC at Ontario, CA May 28, 1945 7310 to RFC at Ontario, CA Jan 28, 1945 7311 crashed at Manteur, LA May 11,1 942. With 6th BG, 24th BS) lost from unknown cause in Pacific Ocean Apr 22, 1945. 24891 (444th BG, 676th BS) ditched from unknown cause in Pacific ocean Aug 8, 1945 while on mission to Jukuyama, Japan. 24913 (9th BG, 1st BS, "Thunderin' Loretta") crashed on takeoff at North Field, Tinian May 20 1945. Damaged 7 other parked B-29s (44-69841, 42-63506, 42-93992, 44-69844, 44-69972, 42-63504, and 44-69859) 24914 (40th BG, 25th BS) crashed on takeoff at West Field, Tinian Jul 3, 1945. 24916 (6th BG, 40th BS) lost from unknown cause over Shimonoseki Straits, Japan Mar 27, 1945 while on mission to sow mines. WFU and stored Jul 12, 1944 as war weary 63356 (468th BG, 793rd BS) delivered to USAAF Feb 13, 1944. W/o 22 Nov 62 Taking off in heavy rain, at So Tom, Ilha de So Tom the aircraft collided with terrain. 72680 to RAF as KL987, then to US Navy as Bu No 92001. 72686 (MSN 10791) ditched after 2 engine failures during flight from Okinawa to US Dec 5, 1948 between Johnston & Palmyra islands 37 aboard 33 rescued after over 40 hours in two 14 man rafts 72688 (MSN 10793) crashed near Frankfurt, West Germany Oct 18, 1948. Able to fly to South Korea but crashed near Seoul Airport, South Korea. 87620 (92nd BG, 327th BS) salvaged Mar 28, 1948, Mc Dill 87627 (MSN 12430) as TB-29 at China Lake. 45-21742 Boeing B-29-90-BW Superfortress MSN 13587/13636 21705 (MSN 13599) converted to KB-29M. 21747 modified in 1946 to carry either the Tallboy or Grand Slam bombs. 21787 to USN as P2B-1S Bu No 84029 *Fertile Myrtle*. All 10 crewmembers eacaped the wreck before it burst into flames.Pilot killed 7312 to RFC at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WVA Jun 5, 1945 7313 to CL-26 Jul 29, 1942 7314 (MSN 15B-199) W/o 8Nov 1942 at Longview, AK, condemned Nov 8, 1942 7315 (MSN 15B-200) W/o 11Aug 1942 at Ft Spencer, AK 7316 wrecked 10 m NW of Cross City AB, FL Nov 20, 1942 when engine failed on takeoff. Departed Smoky Hill AFB Apr 15, 1944 for India and arrive May 4, 1944. This may have been what was planned, but it may not have happened. 72683 to Turkish AF as ETI-683 Dec 12,1959; noted 1997 in Turkish AF Museum, Yesilkoy, Istanbul. Reported 1979 in storage at Philips AAF, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD and there until at least 1985. Crash landed May 15, 1949 at Marham, UK 87771 To the Sacramento Air Material Center, Sacramento, CA, 1947 for Project DOM-515 Saddleback conversion for the carriage of atomic weapons 87774 To the Sacramento Air Material Center, Sacramento, CA, 1947 for Project DOM-515 Saddleback conversion for the carriage of atomic weapons 87779 as KB-29B at China Lake. With 43rd AFERS, crashed 58 mi from Clark AFB Mar 1, 1949 while returning to Clark after refueling the B-50 Lucky Lady II on its round-the-world flight. (reportedly, the accident report was altered to state that it was a TB-29 on a routine training mission, to keep the accident from casting a bad light on the record flight of the B-50. En-route UK to Barksdale AFB, LA with tech stop at Kindley AFB, Bermuda May 2. Caught fire when testing replacement fuel transfer pump, fuel poured out; destroyed by fire 21717 converted to RB-29 but assigned to wather--308th Recon Squadron (VLR) Wea at Fairfield-Suisun AAF, CA (later renamed Travis AFB) 21721 (98th BW, 345th BS) crashed on takeoff 5 mi N of Yokota AB Feb 7, 1952. 21725 (397th BW, 370th BS) crashlanded at Naha AB, Okinawa Apr 6, 1951 21726 (24d AAFBU, Grand Island AAF, Nebraksa) crashed during storm Oct 1, 1946 30 mi SE of Battle Mountain, Nevada enroute on training flight to Hamilton AAF, California. 21734 converted to KB-29T probe and drogue tanker by Flight Refuelling Ltd of UK 21736 to the Sacramento Air Material Center, Sacramento, CA, 1947 for Project DOM-515 Saddleback conversion for the carriage of atomic weapons. 21748 dropped from USAF inventory June 1954 and used as ground school instructional airframe. The plane marked as 21749 with USAFM at Chanute AFB, Rantoul, IL was actually 21748. 21750 modified in 1946 to carry either the Tallboy or Grand Slam bombs 21751 modified in 1946 to carry either the Tallboy or Grand Slam bombs 45-21758 ... 21838 converted to WB-29, named "Typhoon Goon", based at 54th SRS at Andersen AFB, Guam.
2262 (MSN 62B-2931) W/o Mar 12, 1942 at Columbus, SC 2263 to Brazil 2264 (MSN 62B-2933) W/o Jan 16, 1943 at Charleston AAB, SC 2266 (MSN 62B-2935) W/o Jan 14, 1943 at Charleston AAB, SC 2267 (17th BG, 89th RS (432nd BS) "TNT") was Doolittle raider. 2281 (MSN 62B-2950) W/o Dec 24, 1941 at Portland AAB, OR 2282 (17th BG, 95th BS) was Doolittle raider. Target was Tokyo, attacked by 4 fighters, gun turret inoperative, salvoed bombs, ran out of fuel, crew bailed SE of Shangjao Apr 18, 1942. 2284 (MSN 62B-2953) W/o May 29, 1942 at Lake View, MA 2288 to RAF as FK164. 2291 was damaged Mar 23, 1942 at Eglin AAF on takeoff during training for Doolittle Raid and did not make the mission. W/o Feb 19, 1943 in accident and converted to components. Assigned to 509th Composite Group Reported late 1946/early 1947 at Roswell Army Air Force Base, NM, as operational (7th Radar Calibration Squadron) destroyed in post-crash fire Dec 18, 1953 when pilot and copilot mistook Ogden MAP, Utah for nearby Hill AFB, but down on much shorter runway, overran threshold, bounced across deep ditch, canal, crossed highway, came to rest in pieces and immediately caught fire. 86383 to the Martin Modification Center, Omaha, NB, for Code Silverplate conversion for the carriage of atomic weapons. Reported late 1946/early 1947 at Roswell Army Air Force Base, NM, as operational.