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Mysticpuma2003
01-27-2006, 02:52 AM
Gents, I am currently creating approx 100 skins for the above bomb groups, but I realise that each was seperated into various Squadrons. As far as skins go, I can create them, but I need to know the letters that were on their fuselage so I am asking for some help.

384th was made up of

544th
545th
546th
547th

I know that the 546th was designated KF but the one I have managed to find started with a number 8

so it looked like 8*KF (the asterisk is US insignia on the fuselage).

Does this mean that they were numbered from 1-99?

So, continuing, the letters and numbers I am looking for are
the above,

306th

Squadrons

367th
368th
368th
423d:

and 305th;

Squadrons;

364th:
365th:
366th:
422d:

Just need some info on the above date of June 1943 to create accurate B-17 E and F skins.

Thanks in advance for any help, MP.

Mysticpuma2003
01-27-2006, 02:52 AM
Gents, I am currently creating approx 100 skins for the above bomb groups, but I realise that each was seperated into various Squadrons. As far as skins go, I can create them, but I need to know the letters that were on their fuselage so I am asking for some help.

384th was made up of

544th
545th
546th
547th

I know that the 546th was designated KF but the one I have managed to find started with a number 8

so it looked like 8*KF (the asterisk is US insignia on the fuselage).

Does this mean that they were numbered from 1-99?

So, continuing, the letters and numbers I am looking for are
the above,

306th

Squadrons

367th
368th
368th
423d:

and 305th;

Squadrons;

364th:
365th:
366th:
422d:

Just need some info on the above date of June 1943 to create accurate B-17 E and F skins.

Thanks in advance for any help, MP.

Xiolablu3
01-27-2006, 11:53 AM
I dont know mate, but I can do this for you...

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Slater_51st
01-27-2006, 12:25 PM
Puma,

For the 384th BG, I've found the following,
Tail : P
544th BS Codes SU *
545th BS Codes JD *
546th BS Codes BK *
547th BS Codes SO *

I think, the 8KF you are refering to was actually BK-F, because I have seen multiple pictures showing BK- as the code. The third letter is the individual aircraft ID number, and the first two are the squadron code, see picture below of Satan's Playmate, 546th BS:
http://www.384thbombgroup.com/albums/42-97510/42_97510_SATAN_S_PLAYMATE_c.jpg

I hope that helps, will look for more on the 305th and 306th now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

OK, so, I'm back and here's the rest:
305th BG
Tail-G
364-WF
365-XK
366-KY
422-JJ

306th BG
Tail-H
367-GY
368-BO
369-WW
423-RD

Some helpful websites:
384th BG gallery:
http://www.384thbombgroup.com/gallery/albums.php

And, composition of the 8th AF:
http://www.455th.ukpc.net/tomfeise/8thusaaf/8usaaf1.htm

S! Slate

Mysticpuma2003
01-30-2006, 08:59 AM
Thanks for that guys, couldn't find this thread it was so far down.

Yes it was B-KF Slater thanks.

I managed to track down the 384th serials as well, so any chance of the serials for 305 and 306?

Cheers, MP.