Mark Styling
AVIATION ILLUSTRATOR & ARTIST

344th Bombardment Group B-26s
B-26 Research Main

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These lists are arranged by either serial number or squadron code letter. A known mame or reference to nose art appears in italic.

Group Markings:
White Triangle on fin

494th Bombardment Squadron

Squadron Markings:
K9 Fuselage Codes

43-34384 LITTLE EVE K9-B
43-34381 Willie the Wolf K9-D
42-95964 K9-G 2/Lt. Robert V Coulter
42-95916 PICCADILLY WILLY K9-H Lt W. R.Kolberg
42-107573 Tom's Tantalizer K9-H
GRAVEL GERTY K9-M Lt CW Buck Covey
42-107679 K9-M 1/Lt. Carson W Carrington
42-95941 The Hearse III K9-N Lt W. Young
42-95897 My Colleen K9-O Capt Richard Hynes
42-95894 Georgia's on My mind K9-P
42-95912 You Can't Miss It K9-Q Lt J.R. Ashberry
43-34568 K9-Q
42-96214 Coral Princess K9-R Capt. Wesbster S. Allyn.
42-107677 K9-V
42-107542 MARY ANN K9-X Lt B.W. Seth

Unknown Codes

PIED PIPER
The Mocus
Solly Mill
Flak Hak III
Kathy Jean II
The Passion Pit

VAGRBOMBER
42-95981 Mar 8, 1944

495th Bombardment Squadron

Squadron Markings:
Y5 Fuselage Codes

42-95924 Rum Buggy Y5-D Lt. Al Frieburger
42-107666 BARRACUDA Y5-F Lt. Arthur Brewer
42-95910 Wizard Of Koz Y5-F
42-95875 The Buzzard Y5-G
42-95913 Y5-H 1/Lt. Henry C Woodrum
42-107686 Y5-H 1/Lt. Raymond H Phillips
42-95973 Six Hits and a Miss Y-M  
42-95922 Y5-N
43-34181 LAK-A-NOOKIE Y5-O
42-95967 ROSIE O'BRADY Y5-P
42-95875 Bunny's Honey Y5-Q Capt. Emanuel Schifani
42-95917 SHOPWORN ANGEL Y5-J
42-95858 Y5-R Capt. J W Seale
42-95876 MARY JO Y5-S
42-107608 Y5-T 2/Lt. Jack C Shewell
42-107669 FEUDIN WAGIN Y5-U
43-34315 Y5-M OVERALL GREEN
42-107855 Y5-W 1/LT. William H Geary
43-34424 Y5-W 1/LT. Jerald M. Davies

Unknown Codes
42-107742 Rum Buggy II Lt. Al Frieburger
SEXY SAL
SEXY SAL II
SEXY SAL III
SLEEPY TIME GAL
Round Too!
MA's BLASTED EVENT (NOSE ART STORK WITH A SLING AND BOMB)

Merry Jerry
Wild Willie
496th Bombardment Squadron

Squadron Markings:
N3 Fuselage Codes

42-95873 Maxwell House N3-A
42-95870 Maxwell House/Good to the last drop N3-B Capt. Jewel Maxwell
42-95901 N3-B
42-107583 N3-C Sleepy Time Gal
42-107662 N3-F
42-107562  N3-F
42-95893 Piccadilly Commando N3-J
42-95895 N3-O 2/Lt. P J Laux
42-95899 Maffry's Mottled Marauder N3-P
42-95982 Puddin Head N3-U Capt. Tom Morgan shot down by AAA 24/3/45

Unknown Codes

42-95926 Canteen Eileen
43-34406 Ill Wind II 1/Lt. John B Hegg
42-107619 Lt Hegg
DREAM GIRL
PENNY
QUEEN OF HEARTS
Lil-Li-Mar-Lene
Sweety Baby
The Happy Warrior
Facsimile
Capt Harvey Johnson 27/4/44
42-95953 (N3 ?) crashed after takeoff with port engine on fire. 30/08/44. Crosscountry hop, Stansted to Shipdham. Pilot Danner, Co-pilot Williams and Navigator Juliani all killed. Flight Engineer survived. So did my family, we were in the house they demolished. Tony Roff.   
497th Bombardment Squadron

Squadron Markings:
7I Fuselage Codes

42-95952 You've 'Ad It 7I-A
42-95856 Fertile Mertile 7I-A
42-95864 VALKYRIE 7I-B Lt Witherbee
42-95896 Johhny Come Lately 7I-C
42-95900 Lafayette/We Are Here! II 7I-D
42-95920 Smilin' Joy 7I-G 1/Lt. Jim F Reynolds
42-96299 Smilin' Joy II 7I-G
42-95902 The Bad Penny 7I-G
42-95906 Terre Haute Tornado 71-H Capt. R. E. Wilson
42-95903 HARD TO GET 7I-F D. D. Bentley, CO
43-34403 7I-K
43-34407 7I-K
42-95920 Smilin' Joy 7I-L Pilot Horn, MIA 05/28/44
42-95978 Sad Sack 7I-Q
42-95986 Leth'al Lady 7I-R  Capt. Roland B. Scott
42-95987 Yo-Yo Champ 7I-S Lt. A. J. Wood
42-107675 Sitting Pretty 71-T
42-107683 71-T
42-95902 7I-G
42-95963 Mr Jayhawk 7I-T
100 PROOF 7I-Z

Unknown Codes

42-95914 Shirley Ann
Maffry's Mottled Marauder
Capt. J.C. Maffry
THE MOE MAULER'S
YOU'VE 'AD IT
DINAH/DINAH MITE
CENTENARIAN
295 Heaven Can Wait
Dragonnas
Unnown Squadron

ILL WIND
THE PASSION PIT
THE THREE BEARS
MERRY JERRY
MARY SUE III
KOKOMO KID
YOU CAN'T MISS IT!
CHICAGO CYCLONE III
MISS PILL
CLEVELAND CALLIOPE
SORRY GAL
Jabo Sky King the 2nd
EX 319TH

Known Losses Continued

42-95856 (497th BS) shot down by AAA over Belgium 10/5/44. MACR 4511
42-95858 (496th BS) shot down by AAA over France 28/5/44. MACR 5139
42-95862 (497th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 13/2/45. MACR 12305
42-95870 (496th BS) shot down by AAA 20/4/44. MACR 4103
42-95893 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over Dunkirk 27/4/44. MACR 4145
42-95895 (496th BS) shot down by AAA over France 28/5/44. MACR 5153
42-95900 (497th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 14/2/45. MACR 12385
42-95901 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over France 21/3/44. MACR 4073
42-95902 (497th BS) shot down by AAA 6/6/44. MACR 5656
42-95913 (495th BS) shot down by AAA 28/5/44. MACR 5144
42-95914 (497th BS) shot down by AAA, Germany, 14/2/45. MACR 12352
42-95917 (495th BS) shot down by AAA, Germany 14/2/45. MACR 12344
42-95918 (495th BS) shot down by AAA over Holland 6/10/44. MACR 9219
42-95920 (497th BS) shot down by AAA, S of Abbeville, France 28/5/44. MACR 5140
42-95921 (494th BS) shot down by AAA, Germany 13/2/45. MACR 12221
42-95922 (495th BS) shot down by AAA near Malo le Baines 11/5/44. MACR 4515
42-95925 (494th BS) in midair collision 8/3/44
42-95926 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over Kunkirk 27/4/44. MACR 4144
42-95928 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over France 23/4/44. MACR 4094
42-95964 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over France 24/7/44. MACR 7478
42-95980 (344th BG) damaged by AAA, crew abandoned aircraft 2/10/44.
42-95982 (496th BS) shot down by AAA 24/3/45
42-96094 (496th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 9/3/45. MACR 12952
42-107574 (496th BS) shot down by AAA 10/6/44. MACR 5708
42-107607 (495th BS) 10/2/45. MACR 12196
42-107608 (495th BS) shot down by AAA over France 28/5/44. MACR 5142
42-107619 (496th BS) shot down by AAA over Holland 23/9/44. MACR 9734
42-107679 (494th BS) shot down by AAA over Holland 23/9/44. MACR 9735
42-107686 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over France 9/8/44. MACR 7848
42-107691 (495th BS) shot down by AAA over France 28/5/44. MACR 5141
42-107698 (495th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 24/2/45. MACR 12612
43-34196 (497th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 14/2/45. MACR 12387
43-34330 (344th BG) crashed after midair collision 6/2/45
43-34332 (496th BS) MIA after being hit by AAA 14/2/45. MACR 12386
43-34367 (344th BG) crashed after midair collision 6/2/45
43-34406 (494th BS) shot down by AAA over Holland 23/9/44. MACR 9733
43-34565 (497th BS) shot down by AAA over Germany 23/2/45. MACR 12649
44-68101 (344th BG) shot down by AAA over Germany 24/3/45. MACR 13337

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