|Manufacturer:||Built by the Vega Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Corporation|
|Squadron:||545th Bombardment Squadron (H)|
|Squadron ID Code:||JD*P|
|Squadron ID Code:||545th-JD*P|
|Start Date:||28 August 1943. Transferred: received from the 303rd BG.|
|Missions:||No combat missions flown with the 384th.|
|End Date:||12 October 1943. Transferred: Sent to 1 BAD, Burtonwood.|
Manufactured as a B-17F, it was converted into a YB-40 gunship at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California.
It appears on the 545th BS aircraft inventory forms for September and October 1943.
|Photo Album:||No Photo Album For This Aircraft|
|History:||42-5739 (YB-40) Delivered to Tulsa Army Air Field, Oklahoma on 6 November 1942. Moved to Biggs Field, Texas on 15 March 1943. Moved to Montbrook Army Air Field, Florida on 1 April 1943. Moved to Presque Isle, Maine on 30 April 1943. Assigned to the 327th Bombardment Squadron, squadron code UX*J, 92nd Bombardment Group at Alconbury, Station 102, UK on 4 April 1943. Transferred to the 427th Bombardment Squadron, squadron code GN*J, 303rd Bombardment Group, Station 107, Molesworth on 16 July 1943. Transferred to the 545th Bombardment Squadron, squadron code JD*P, 384th Bombardment Group at Grafton Underwood, Station 106 on 28 August 1943. Transferred to the 1st Base Air Depot (1 BAD) Station 590 at Burtonwood, UK on 12 October 1943. Returned to the US on 3 November 1944. Transferred to the 3036 Base Unit at Yuma Army Air Field, Arizona on 4 May 1945. Transferred to the Reclamation Finance Center at Ontario Army Air Field, California on 18 May 1945 and sold for scrap. Aircraft Name: LUFKIN RUFFIAN.|
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