The 497th BG, 871st Bomb Squadron was assigned tail code IDs: A-Square-41 thru A-Square-60. There were actually three B-29 aircraft assigned the A-SQ-45 tail code: #1). 42-63413 "Dixie Darlin" ditched 18 Dec 1944; Walling aircrew. #2). 42-24808 lost 25 Feb 1945; Barnes aircrew collided with Keith aircrew (A-SQ-44). #3). 44-83985 survived the war; Cardone aircrew.
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