the 330th's inventory of b-29's

Aircraft Type
SN:
BS
K #
City of " "
Aircraft Name
Crew #
A/C
Shipment #
Date
2nd Crew #
2nd A/C
3rd Crew #
3rd A/C
A/C for Sunset
Aircraft in Korea?
Notes
MACR #
Reclaimed
B-29A-15-BN
42-93969
457
Neill
0640-GZ-51
976 Aircraft originally came over with Crew 702.
14492
B-29A-20-BN
42-93976
457
1(2)
Willman
Willman
May have also been K-2 flown by Matthews
2
Red Bank, NJ
The Happy Savage
Matthews
0640-GZ
Became K-1 after the loss of Neill's K-1
B-29A-25-BN
42-94048
457
2
Kellogg
As per Sunset Project 11/01/1945
B-29-55-BW
44-69696
457
Red Bank, NJ
The Happy Savage
Matthews
0640-GZ
???
Wilson
B-29A-20-BN
42-93982
457
3
Fort Worth, TX
Wallace
0640-GZ-50
???
Riesman
Ryder
Aircraft utilized to deliver photo of Atom Bomb Drop to Whitehouse.
B-29A-25-BN
44-69872
457
Bryant
As per Sunset Project 11/01/1945. This aircraft flew back being marked as K-3 with the sunset project.
B-29-65-BW
44-69817
457
4
Roanoke, VA
Ready Bettie
Smith, H. L.
0640-GZ
McNamara
Destroyed
B-29A-15-BN
42-93957
457
5
Duluth, MN
She Wolf
Willman
0640-GZ
               
 
Lynchburg, VA
Don't Worry bout'a thing
Woolwine
Hinzman
Matthews
B-29A-15-BN
42-93971
457
6
Council Bluffs, IA
The Germ
Erwin
0640-GZ-53
Zimmerman
Eby
Yes
B-29A-20-BN
42-93978
457
7
Jacksonville, FL
Miss Take
Bradford
0640-GZ
Reed
Bradford
B-29A-20-BN
42-93980
457
8
St. Petersburg, FL
My Gal
Hiles Jr.
0640-GZ-55
           
Possibly flown by Baker and Crimmins as well
 
Williamsport, PA
Miss Annabelle
Zimmerman
Hinzman
B-29A-25-BN
42-94062
457
9
Chattanooga, TN
PLUTO
Freeman
Reed
Myers
Yes
SUNSET CREW: Same as Reed. Acft. Reclaimed 4/20/1954
B-29A-15-BN
42-93935
457
10
Bedford, OH
Shillelagh Highman
O'Neill
0640-GZ
Hinzman
Lock
B-29-70-BW
44-69928
457
11
Berkeley, CA
Je Revien
West
0640-GZ
???
McDonald
Coblentz
B-29A-25-BN
42-94024
457
12
Clayton, MO
Our Baby
Barthels
0640-GZ
Johnston
Johnston
SUNSET CREW: 31 Oct 45
B-29A-20-BN
42-94016
457
13
Jersey City, NJ
McNamara's Band
McNamara
0640-GZ
Johnston
Wallace
B-29-60-BW
44-69795
457
14
Ziegele
0640-GZ
12 April 45 Missing
B-29A-25-BN
42-94032
457
14(2)
San Jose, CA
 
Locks
0640-GZ
             
Known as the aircraft with the best gas saver. No matter what crew flew her. Less power needed for average airspeed.
 
St. Petersburg, FL
My Gal II
Hiles, Jr.
 
44-61669
457
15
Kinnaird
As per Sunset list
B-29-70-BW
44-69996
457
15
Gary, IN
?
Abbring
0640-GZ
Totaled in crash on Iwo Jima after 20th mission (8 Aug 45). No casualties.
B-29A-25-BN
42-94029
457
16
Kankakee, IL
Lucky Strike
Lock
Abbring
Totaled in crash on Johnson Island while being ferried Stateside by Abbring. 4 Nov 45. No Casualties
B-29A-15-BN
42-93970
458
26
Palm Beach, FL
Stowell Jr.
0640-HZ
Kriemer
B-29-60-BW
44-69790
458
27
Birmingham, AL
Ole Boomerang
Wells
0640-HZ
B-29-30-MO
42-65371
458
28
Omaha, NE
Yonkee Dollah
McClellan
0640-HZ
B-29-60-BW
44-69800
458
29
San Francisco, CA
Little Rae
Smisek
0640-HZ
Yes
B-29A-15-BN
42-93943
458
30
Portsmouth, VA
Beats Me
Blanchard
0640-HZ
       
Ormand
Blanchard
Blanchard left for Lead Crew training and Ormand took over
Springfield, IL
Janie
McDonald
   
B-29A-10-BN
42-93908
458
31
Cedar Rapids, IO
Battlin Bulldozer
Baker
0640-HZ
Riggs
After VJ day, Battlin Bulldozer became Ida Lou after the new Crew Chief, Francis Cetta, renamed her.
B-29A-15-BN
42-93955
458
32
Cedar Rapids, MI
Colleen
Bauer
0640-HZ
This is the infamous aircraft downed by the P-61 Black Widow!
B-29-65-BW
44-69887
458
32(2)
Niagra Falls, NY
Knipps vs. Nips
Knipp
0640-HZ
Knipp
B-29-65-BW
44-69814
458
33
Indianapolis, IN
Mary Kathleen
Rice Jr.
0640-HZ
10/29/1945
B-29A-15-BN
42-93954
458
34
Portsmouth, VA
Beats Me Too
Gibson
0640-HZ
Vick
B-29-70-BW
44-69997
458
35
Spanish Fork, UT
Heavenly Body
Huff
0640-HZ-73
11 APR 45
Brown
B-29A-25-BN
42-94052
458
36
Terra Haute, IN
Star Dust
Myers
0640-HZ
Smith, E
B-29A-20-BN
42-93995
458
37
Osceola
Behren's Brood
Behrens
42-93995 was delivered to the USAAF on 1/28/45 and departed Mather for Guam on 4/11/45. Lost 6/1/45.
14915
B-29A-20-BN
42-93996
458
37(2)
Richmond, CA
Rebel's Roost
Crimmins
B-29-70-BW
44-69995
458
38
Knoxville, TN
Ernie Pyle
Walker
0640-HZ
Also noted as K-42 in some records.
B-29A-25-BN
42-94037
458
39
Hershey, PA
The Willful Witch
Brown
0640-HZ
SUNSET CREW: Same
B-29-75-BW
44-70016
458
40
Quaker City, PA
Sentimental Journey
Gilbert
Gilbert
B-29-75-BW
44-70010
458
41
Pacific Palisades, CA, Hatch, ID
Cue Ball
Higginson
Vick
Higginson
B-29-25-BA
42-63539
458
42
Bel Air, CA
Round Robin
Ormand
Groves
Ormand
Aircraft was taken away from 330th and lent to the 509th. When it came back is was renamed to K-67
B-29-60-BW
44-69799
458
43
Carle
Went down over Tokyo on 13 April 45. This was their on 2nd mission.
14240
B-29-60-BW
44-69741
459
51
Columbus, OH
Ten Under Parr
Parr
0640-JZ
B-29A-15-BN
42-93964
459
52
Rock Island, IL
Baby's Buggy
Wilson
0640-JZ
SUNSET PROJECT: 10/22/45 with the 39th BG
B-29A-40-BN
44-61618
459
52 (2)
Rock Island, IL
Baby's Buggy
Wilson
B-29-60-BW
44-69786
459
53
Reno, NV / Detroit, MI
Here to Stay
Tibbs
0640-JZ
Budlong
Yes
Returned to states in original aircraft they came over in!
B-29-60-BW
44-69774
459
54
Patterson, NJ
Keohane's Kulprits
Keohane
0640-JZ
Fisher
B-29-30-MO
42-65370
459
55
Miami Beach, FL
Ol' Smoker II
Lawrence
0640-JZ
Cox
Wheelock
Yes
Cox took this aricraft over after Lawrence crashed his K-59
B-29-30-MO
42-65363
459
56
Akron, OH
Lady Jane
Strong
0640-JZ
Gibson
B-29-60-BW
42-69766
459
57
Burbank, CA
Old Soldier's Home
Heid
0640-JZ
Schiltz
Shot down on 5 June 45 on mission to Kobe. Departed Walker on 3/24/45 for Guam
14602
B-29-60-BW
44-69801
459
58
Medford, OR
Lightning Lady
Wheelock
0640-JZ
B-29A-5-BN
44-69857
459
59
Miami Beach, FL
Ol' Smoker
Cox
Lost with Lawrence 12 April 45
14238
B-29-70-BW
44-69911
459
59(2)
Richmond, VA
Vivacious Lady
Scruggs Jr.
0640-JZ
Stalnaker
New K-59 after Lawrence crashed the first one
B-29A-15-BN
42-93961
459
60
Aberdeen, WA
Bowerman
0640-JZ
Smith
Gunther
B-29A-25-BN
42-94059
459
61
Farmington, MO
Lonesome Polecat
Stalnaker
0640-86
5 APR 45
Budlong
B-29A-10-BN
42-93912
459
62
Glendale, CA
Motley Crew
Stoddard
0640-JZ
B-29A-25-BN
42-94047
459
63
Jamestown, NY
Throbbing Monster
Mager
Strong
Yes
The overall fastest aircraft in the group. Eats less gas than any other.
B-29-65-BW
44-69897
459
64
Laramie, WY
Williams
0640-JZ
Lost 24 April 1945
B-29A-25-BN
42-94040
459
64(2)
Rochester, NY
Feather Merchant's
Stevenson, Jr.
0640-JZ
This aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision with a 39th BG AC on 5 July 45. A/C was Gunther flying K-64
B-29A-25-BN
42-94071
459
65
Gainsville, TX
Johnson
Budlong
Budlong
SUNSET CREW: 31 Oct 45
B-29-50-BW
42-24917
459
66
Oklahoma City, OK
Milwaukee, WI
Duty
B-29-25-BA
42-63539
459
67
Highland Falls, NY
Infant of Prague
Flanagan, Jr.
Same SN as K-42
B-29A-40-BN
44-61664
459
68
Lynn, MA
Gunther
FB_AM 102
30 APR 45
An unassigned aircraft.
B-29A-15-BN
42-93953
459
Cox
0640-JZ
B-29A-15-BN
42-93967
This aircraft is reported to have been in the 330th. Flown by Woolwine
B-29A-35-BN
44-61537
458
Ormand
As per Sunset Project 11/01/1945
B-29-70-BW
44-69984
459
Was Schiltz aircraft he flew over on 7 May 1945 (Ops Order 119) 1505th AAF Base Unit Mather Field, Sacremento, CA
B-29-85-BW
44-87639
457
???
Reed
Aircraft originally flown over by Reed

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