The 489th Bombardment Squadron in Corsica

1. 489th BS Insignia From B-25 at Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, 
2. 340th BG Insignia From Q. Kaiser's A2 Flight Jacket (original from 1944), 
3. NASA Space Shuttle Photograph of Corsica,
4. 12th Air Force Insignia,
5. U.S. Army Air Corps Insignia.

489th BS Aircraft in August 1944

I copied this photograph from the 489th Bomb Squadron Book after noticing the very interesting list of planes on the "Daily Status Board" for what appears to be the date of August 8, 1944. I imagine this is the complete squadron plane inventory for that time which was just a week before D-Day Southern France. This list should be of general interest to those trying to make lists of aircraft by name, tail letters, and serial numbers. The nice thing about this list is that the complete serial numbers (4th column) are shown along side the tail markings (3rd column) but most importantly, the crew chiefs are listed (second column) which makes associating the names of the aircraft with their tail letters and serial numbers possible. I have no idea what all the other columns refer to. Perhaps something related to the "health" of the aircraft. Some remarks in the last column indicate flak damage.

The crew chiefs are shown with their named planes in the squadbook on the following links:

Engineering, Part 2 Engineering, Part 3 Engineering, Part 4

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