Mark Styling
AVIATION ILLUSTRATOR & ARTIST

387th Bombardment Group B-26s
B-26 Research Main

The purpose of these pages is to share information relating to the B-26 in WWII. If you have any additions or corrections please E-mail me and I will make necessary changes.

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:
Yellow & Black horizontal band on fin

556th Bombardment Squadron

Squadron Markings:
FW Fuselage Code & Yellow Prop Bosses

41-31684 Double Trouble FW-A
42-107719 S.S.F.F FW-A
41-31793 Gravel Gertie FW-B
41-31686 Stinky FW-B
41-31686 TABASCO FW-B
42-96189 FW-B
41-31677 Jisther FW-C
41-31694 Hangover Hut FW-F
41-31695 QQQQ FW-G
41-31696 Roughnacob FW-H
42-96268 FW-H
44-67880 FW-H
44-67886 FW-H
41-31675 Dubissary FW-J
42-107684 Top Sarge II FW-J
41-31679 Itsy Bitsy FW-K
42-95857 SHOOTIN' IN FW-K
42-96868 CIRCLE JERK FW-L
42-107606 JUNE BUG (Umbriago) FW-M
44-67906 FW-M
41-31682 Shady Lady II (Jolly Roger) FW-N Lt. Thomas L. Alford
41-35062 NO POKES (Lucky Lady) FW-N
42-96107 BOOGY BUGGY FW-N
41-31700 LADY JANET / Later, Gravel Agitator FW-O Lt. Walter Ives
42-96310 SATCHEL LASS   FW-O
41-31674 Los Lobos Grande FW-P  
43-34186 Los Lobos Grandes III FW-P  
41-31912 Damd'fino (Tidal Wave) FW-Q  
41-31641 SheezabeechThe Payoff FW-R  
43-34134  FW-R To 558th
42-107612 OH DO IT AGAIN FW-R
43-34134 FW-R
43-34334 VULGAR VULTURE FW-R
44-67830 THE HAPPY WARRIOR FW-R Did not see combat
41-31952 MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMP FW-S
41-31911 FW-S
41-31900 SHORT SNORTER (Dorothy S) FW-T
43-34119 OFF LIMITS FW-T
41-31899 IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU FW-U
42-107835 Mah Ideel FW-U
41-31908 FW-U
44-68071 FW-V
42-295857 FW-W
41-31811 Sweatin' Five FW-X
44-68087 FW-X
41-31867 Queen of the Gremlins FW-Y
43-34303 FW-Y
44-67904 DRAGONNAS FW-Y  
41-31700 Lady Janet FW-Z  
41-31866 Black Fury (Miss Satan II) FW-Z

Unknown Codes

41-35182 LUCKY LADY
OFF LIMITS
SILENT YOUKUM
AA
41-17708
42-95868
42-96190

557th Bombardment Squadron

Squadron Markings:
KS Fuselage Codes & Blue Prop Bosses

41-31710 General Sherman KS-A
41-31717 Ollie L KS-B 142 combat missions
41-31706 Danita KS-C  
42-96109 Danita 2nd KS-C
41-31663 My Gal Friday KS-D
43-34134 KX-D
41-35009 Kiziyo Pofoth/Eaglet KS-F
41-31799 Kiziyo Pofoth 2nd/Eaglet KS-F
42-107668 General Sherman II KS-G
42-96309 Shirley D KS-G
43-34327 Shirley D 2nd KS-G
41-31713 Kouragous Keet KS-G
41-31691 Capes Gremlin Chaser KS-H
41-31701 Baby Bumps KS-J
42-107812 Baby Bumps II KS-J
41-31714 Keller's Killer KS-K
41-31690 Lucky Lou KS-L
41-31783 Kentucky Belle KS-M
42-96187  KS-M
41-31687 9 Nina with the Ruby T's KS-N
42-96276 Miss Behavin KS-N
42-107809 KS-N
41-31656 EL CAPITAN KS-O
41-31718 Capitain KS-O
41-31715 Mitch's Bitch KS-P
42-107697 Battlin Benny/Pappy's Playboys KS-P
41-31672 Worry Wart KS-Q
41-31643 Bat Outta Hell II KS-Q
41-31707 Five by Fires KS-R
41-31834 AIfy SNAFU KS-S
41-35248 RUFFLES KS-S
42-96199 KS-S  
41-31683 Sweatin KS-T  
41-31611 Sweatin 2nd KS-T  
42-96136 Florida Gator KS-U
41-31871 Dottie KS-X
41-31720 OleSmokey KS-Z

Unknown Codes

Mammy Yokum II
43-34445


558th Bombardment Squadron

Squadron Markings:
KX Fuselage Codes & White Prop Bosses

41-31664 HEAVENLY BODY KX-A
41-31710 General Sherman KX-A  
42-107630 KX-A
41-31659 Old Ironsides KX-B
44-67889 COMMAND PERFORMANCE KX-B
41-31666 Wuneach Airplane KX-C
41-31865 Hot Rock KX-C
41-31649 HUN HUNTER KX-D 
41-31660 Jessie KX-F  
41-31647 The Secksma Sheen KX-G
41-31669 A Kay Pea's Dream KX-H Jun 15, 1944
42-107631 KX-H
41-31661 Miss Ginger KX-J
42-96164 KX-J
41-31640 The Grim Reaper /The Underground Farmer KX-K
41-35015 Barrel Lass KX-K  
41-31648 La Diabla KX-L  
41-34968 Lorelei KX-L  
41-31653 King Bee KX-M
41-31846   KX-M
41-34993 Miss Tress KX-M  
41-31665 Wham Bam! KX-N
42-96205 HAMILTON HEY MAKER KX-N  
41-31670 Lil Chums Warhorse KX-O
42-107630 HEAVENLY BODY II KX-O
41-31654 Lady Irene KX-P  
41-31643 Bat Outa Hell II KX-Q  
41-34965 Ole Patches KX-Q  
43-34289 KX-Q
41-31655 Brownie/Coky Flo KX-R  
41-31652 CORKY KX-S
42-96165 BIG HAIRY BIRD KX-T FROM 397 BG/599 BS
44-68103 KX-T
41-31879 KX-W
41-31871 Dottie KS-X 
42-96179 Pugnacious Peggy KX-Z 1/Lt Stuart H. Perrin
41-31671 Buddy's Rebel KX-Z
43-34341 Screaming Eagle KX-Z Col. Clyde Harkins

Unknown Codes
Lili Marlene
Super Sixth

42-95930
42-96033
42-96327
42-107601
42-107631
42-107690
42-107685
43-34130
43-34151
43-34153
43-34190
43-34328
43-34349
44-67915

559th Bombardment Squadron

Squadron Markings:
TQ Fuselage Codes & Red Prop Bosses

41-31681 Patsy II TQ-A
41-31719 Black Magic TQ-B  
41-31699 Booby Hatch TQ-C
41-31883 Metropolitan Express TQ-D
41-35255  TQ-D
41-31703 THE FRONT BURNER TQ-F
42-95869 THE FRONT BURNER II TQ-F
41-31676 Hoot's Zoot Shooter TQ-G
44-67916 Texas Queen / Black BoyTQ-G
41-31907 Suzie TQ-H  
42-96246 TQ-H
41-31723 Flying Ginny TQ-J 184 Missions
41-31705 King Size TQ-K  
41-31689 Do It TQ-L
41-31868 Do It Too TQ-L 30 October 1944
41-31917 Duck Butt II TQ-M
41-31698 9 House / Hot Garters TQ-N  
41-31874 Booger Red II TQ-Q
41-31721 Cactus Jack TQ-P Maj William T Boren
41-32013 THE ARKANSAS TRAVELLER TQ-P Maj.J.H.Richardson
42-95934 Mrs Ironhead TQ-P
41-31697 Duck Butt TQ-R
41-31668 TERRIBLE TURK TQ-S
41-35264  TQ-U
41-31629 Janet's Dream TQ-V Sept 2, 1943
41-31657 Mississippi Mudcat TQ -W
41-31662 Old Crow TQ-X
41-31687 9 Nina with the Ruby T's TQ-Y
42-107581 TQ-Y Colonel Jack E. Caldwell
41-31692 Louisville Slugger/Blivet TQ-Z

Unknown Codes
Mammy Yokum II
MISS KAM
U/K SQDS
SNAKE EYES
SO SORRY II
44-67875 Early Morning Scrub
El Burro

42-43268
42-96092
42-107577
42-107590
42-107598
42-107844
43-34287
44-67844
44-67872
44-67894
Known Losses

41-17708 (556th BS) in ground collision 11/3/43.
41-31640 (558th BS) in accident 8/6/44
41-31641 (556th BS) lost to enemy action 24/10/43
41-31647 (558th BS) in accident 26/12/944
41-31648 (558th BS) shot down by fighters off Dutch Coast 25/2/44. MACR 2331
41-31649 (558th BS) lost to enemy action 14/1/44
41-31653 (558th BS) shot down by AAA over Lille/Vendevill 31/8/43. MACR 471
41-31655 (558th BS) in accident 7/10/44
41-31657 (559th BS) shot down by enemy fighters 23/12/44. MACR 11465
41-31659 (558th BS) shot down by AAA 6/12/44. MACR 10782
41-31660 (558th BS) shot down by fighters off the Dutch coast 25/2/44. MACR 2334
41-31661 (558th BS) in accident 5/9/44
41-31662 (559th BS) belly landed in enemy territory 30/11/44. MACR 10826
41-31663 (557th BS) lost due to enemy action 7/7/4
41-31664 (558th BS) hit by AAA 8/6/44. MACR 5874
41-31666 (558th BS) lost to enemy action 27/9/43
41-31670 (558th BS) lost to enemy action 12/6/44..
41-31671 (558th BS) shot down by fighters off Dutch coast 25/2/44. MACR 2333.
41-31672 (557th BS) lost to enemy action 22/2/44
41-31674 (556th BS) lost to enemy action 25/6/44
41-31676 (387 BG) shot up by fighters and belly landedin France /9/44.
41-31677 (556th BS) in accident 6/8/44
41-31679 (556th BS) in accident 8/3/44.
41-31681 (559th BG) salvaged due to battle damage 13/6/44.
41-31682 (556th BS) shot down by AAA 15/2/44. MACR 2229
41-31683 (557th BS) left in Greenland due to wing stress
41-31684 (556th BS) crashed after midair collision 8/3/44
41-31686 (556th BS) shot down by AAA 18/3/45. MACR 13517
41-31687 (557th BS) crashed on test flight 1/10/43
41-31689 (559th BS) crashed on runway 6/11/43
41-31690 (557th BS) lost to enemy action 9/12/44
41-31696 (557th BS) damaged in CL in France 12/8/44
41-31697 (559th BG) crashed on takeoff 9/9/43
41-31698 (387 BG) shot down by flak over Ostend 3/2/44. MACR 2525
41-31699 (387 BG) ditched in channel 15/6/44. MACR 8164.
41-31701 (557th BS) lost to enemy action 13/5/44
41-31703 (387 BG) belly landed after flak damage 5/2/44.
41-31705 (387 BG) transferred War Weary 6/12/44.
41-31710 (557th BS) shot down in flames 14/2/45. MACR 12341
41-31713 (557th BS) in accident 18/11/43
41-31715 (557th BS) lost to enemy action 26/5/44
41-31719 (559th BS) crash landed in England after damage byflak, 10/6/44.
41-31721 (387 BG) shot down by flak 21/9/43, France. MACR 614
41-31783 (557th BS) lost to enemy action 27/4/44.
41-31793 (556th BS) shot down by Me 262 18/4/45. MACR 14456
41-31811 (556th BS) lost to enemy action 14/2/45
41-31834 (557th BS) shot down by AAA 11/4/44. MACR 3743
41-31865 (558th BS) in accident 12/10/44
41-31866 (556th BS) crashlanded 8/6/44
41-31867 (556th BS) crashed and burned 19/11/44
41-31868 (387 BG) crash landed in Belgium 30/10/44.
41-31874 (387 BG) damaged by enemy fighters 23/12/44, salvaged.
41-31879 (558th BS) lost to enemy action 5/2/44
41-31883 (387 BG) belly landed after flak damage 18/4/44
41-31900 (556th BS) lost to enemy action 17/11/44
41-31907 (559th BS) crashed on test flight 27/4/44
41-31908 (556th BS) shot down by AAA 9/9/43. MACR 2896

Known Losses

41-31911 (556th BS) lost to enemy action 9/9/43
41-31917 (559th BS) damaged by enemy fighters and belly landed 23/12/44.
41-31952 (556th BS) lost to enemy action 11/11/43
41-32013 (559th BS) shot down by fighters 25/2/44. MACR 2332
41-34965 (558th BS) in accident 6/12/44
41-34968 (558th BS) lost to enemy action 23/6/44
41-34993 (558th BS) lost to enemy action 6/12/44
41-35062 (556th BS) salvaged after emergency landing 25/5/944
42-43268 (559th BS) crashed on test flight 21/3/44.
42-95857 (556th BS) in accident 19/4/45
42-95868 (556th BS) left formation and MIA 21/9/44.
42-95869 (559th BS) shot down by enemy fighters 23/12/44. MACR 11482
42-95930 (558th BS) shotdown by AAA 12/10/44. MACR 9817
42-95934 (559th BS) belly landed 6,/11/44.
42-96033 (558th BS) shot down by AAA 28/8/44. MACR 8613
42-96092 (559th BS) shot down by AAA 24/2/45. MACR 12607
42-96190 (556th BS) damaged by AAA, abandoned, Isle of Wight 12/5/44.MACR 11384
42-96199 (557th BS) shot down by AAA over Chatres AD 26/5/44. MACR 5034
42-96164 (558th) MIA 14, 1945 with 387th BG, 558th BS.MACR 12343
42-96179 (558th BS) in accident 5/10/44
42-96246 (559th BS) crashed 17/7/44.
42-96268 (556th BS) in accident 25/11/44
42-96309 (557th BS) shot down by AAA 23/12/44. MACR 10877
42-96327 (558th BS) lost to enemy action 18/7/44
42-107577 (559th BS) shot down by enemy fighters 23/12/44. MACR 11403
42-107581 (559th BS) shot down by flak 12/4/44. MACR 3745
42-107590 (559th BS) lost to enemy action 18/4/45
42-107598 (559th BS) shot down by enemy fighters 23/12/44. MACR 11464
42-107601 (558th BS) shot down by AAA 18/7/44
42-107606 (556th BS) hit by AAA and crew bailed out 25/12/44
42-107612 (556th BS) lost to enemy action 4/8/44
42-107631 (558th BS) lost to enemy action 25/2/45
42-107668 (557th BS) lost to enemy action 19/7/44
42-107690 (558th BS) shot down by AAA 29/5/44. MACR 5025
42-107685 (558th BS) damaged by AAA and crew bailed out 22/2/45
42-107835 (556th BS) crashlanded on Normandy strip 4/8/44
42-107844 (559th BS) blew up on end of runway 9/12/44.
43-34130 (558th BS) l 21/2/45. MACR 12591
43-34134 (558th BS) lost to enemy action 26/4/45
43-34151 (558th BS) flew into hillside in bad weather 25/11/44
43-34153 (558th BS) in accident 6/12/44
43-34190 (558th BS) lost to enemy action 9/4/45.
43-34287 (559th BS) lost to enemy action 9/2/45
43-34303 (556th BS) shot down by AAA 25/12/44
43-34328 (558th BS) in accident 23/12/44
43-34334 (556th BS) shot down by Me 262 9/4/45. MACR 14379
43-34349 (558th BS) shot down by AAA 25/1/45. MACR 11909
43-34445 (557th BS) lost to enemy action 22/2/45
44-67844 (559th BS) crashlanded, bombs on board, 27 killed 9/12/44
44-67872 (559th BS) lost to enemy action 2/3/45
44-67880 (556th BS) in accident 2/1/45
44-67886 (556th BS) MIA 12/4/45. MACR 14372
44-67889 (558th BS) crashed while sightseeing 8/5/45
44-67894 (559th BS) interned in Switzerland 16/4/45. MACR 14455
44-67915 (558th BS) MIA 14/2/45. MACR 12342
44-68103 (558th BS) shot down by AAA 21/345. MACR 13229

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