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The Silver Streaks

The Shopworn Angel was one of a group of B-26’s known by their distinctive paint job or lack thereof on the under side (silver blends well with the blue sky for a fighter attacking from below! I’ll start by posting a graphic and list from Mark Styling. This is followed by other info I could glean. Thanks to the sources sited!

Info below from Paul Clouting as posted on http://forum.armyairforces.com/m84149-print.aspx

42-95910 “Wizard Of Koz” (495th BS) coded Y5-F. Shot down by flak on the 22nd April 1944 mission to Siracourt V-1 launch site. MACR#4093.

42-107686, coded Y5-H, 495th BS
Shot down by flak on the 9th August 1944 mission to Brest Harbour, France. MACR#7848. Pilot, 1st Lt. Raymond H Phillips

42-95913, coded Y5-H, 495th BS
Also shot down by flak on same mission as above. MACR#5144. Pilot, 1st Lt. Henry C Woodrum.

42-95922 (495th BS) coded Y5-N. Shot down by flak on the 11th May 1944 mission to Malo Les Bains coastal defences, France. MACR#4515.

42-95858, coded Y5-R, 495th BS
Shot down by flak on the 28th May 1944 mission to bomb the Maisons Laffitte Railroad bridge, across the Seine River, France. MACR#5139. Pliot, Capt. J W Seale.

42-107608, coded Y5-T, 495th BS
Also shot down by flak on same mission as above. MACR#5142, Pilot, 2nd Lt. Jack C Shewell.

42-95895, coded N3-O, 496th BS
Also shot down by flak on same mission as above. MACR#5143. Pilot, 2nd Lt. P J Laux.

42-107855, coded Y5-W, 495th BS
Exploded in mid air, 5 miles North of Stansted on the 25th August 1944 mission to attack heavy gun positions at Fort L’Ambrique, Brest, France. Pilot, 1st L. William H Geary (killed).

42-95925: I have this aircraft listed both as Y5-D RUM BUGGY of 495th BS and as K9-? of 494th BS. As you point out, the 494th BS Marauder had a mid air collision with 42-95981 over Theydon Mount, Epping, on March 8th 1944. As you also point out, the BOTNA-site has RUM BUGGY as 42-95924.
I have sometimes seen that a B-26 was transferred between Bomb Squadrons within a Bomb Group, and of course, also between Bomb Groups. But I do not know if this was the case here. I hope you will be able to solve this puzzle! I have 43-34150 listed as RUM BUGGY II, Y5-? of  495th BS.

http://www.markstyling.com/b26_research.09.htm

Squadron Markings:
Y5 Fuselage Codes

42-95898 Merry Jerry Y5-C force landed in France on 27th August 1944.

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
42-107686 Y5-H Red Dog II 322nd 455th YU-?   Lost Jun.13,1944. MACR# 6048.
42-95973 Six Hits and a Miss Y5-M
42-95922 Y5-N no info
43-34181 LAK-A-NOOKIE Y5-O
42-95967 ROSIE O’BRADY Y5-P
42-95875 Bunny’s Honey Y5-Q Capt. Emanuel Schifani Moved to 387 bg (renamed Buzzard?)
42-95917 SHOPWORN ANGEL Y5-J
42-95858 Y5-R  Lost Mar. 25,1944. MACR# 3457.
42-95876 MARY JO Y5-S
42-107608 Y5-T
FEUDIN WAGIN Y5-U
43-34315 Y5-M OVERALL GREEN
42-107855 Y5-W
43-34426 Y5-Y 1st Lt. Lamar Fleming III

Unknown Codes
42-107742 Rum Buggy II Lt. Al Frieburger
SEXY SAL
SEXY SAL II
42-95838 SLEEPY TIME GAL
43-34571 B-26G-11-MA Round Too! 394th 584th K5-Y   RAF SER# HD633 Round Too!
MA’s BLASTED EVENT (NOSE ART STORK WITH A SLING AND BOMB)

40-1510 Wild Willie  B-26 Wild Willie 22nd     Lt. Charles Hitchcock Destroyed in air raid July-5-1942

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