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Built as c/n 7858,[2] 97385 was assigned to the 601st BS of the 398th BG, receiving the fuselage code 30-X and the name 'Shady Lady'.[3]

On 8 September 1944, while on a mission to Ludwigshafen, the aircraft was forced down in an open field near Rechicourt le Chateau. Captured by German troops, the aircraft was destroyed on the ground by Allied fighter bombers.[2] At the time of it's demise, Shady Lady had flown 49 missions over the course of 131 days.[3]

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