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Aircraft Record Cards
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Aircraft Record Cards

Aircraft Record Cards were maintained for all U.S. military aircraft, from acceptance by the service through retirement from inventory. They provide a compilation of transfers, activities, locations and responsible units; although they do not include information on missions, crews or detailed daily activity or locations. These cards have many name variations, such as Aircraft Master Record, Aircraft History Cards, Individual Aircraft Record Cards or just Aircraft Record Cards. Likewise, both formats and codes used to track information varied considerably over time.

Below are the individual images of the 9 "Sugar Baby" Aircraft Record Cards. Click on an image to display a larger version of the card. A Summary Interpretation is included at the bottom of the page, and a Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation of each card is included on a separate web page. Click to view a PDF file containing all 9 "Sugar Baby" Aircraft Record Cards.


Aircraft Record Card # 1 (19-Sep-1944 to 1-Jan-1948)
Most entries prior to 1946 were handwritten

Aircraft Record Card # 1
Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation



Aircraft Record Card # 2 (1-Jul-1948 to 1-Jan-1953)

Aircraft Record Card # 2
Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation



Aircraft Record Card # 3 (24-Feb-1953 to 24-Aug-1954)

Aircraft Record Card # 3
Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation



Aircraft Record Card # 4 (4-Mar-1955 to 31-May-1955)
In February, 1955 the USAF converted its aircraft activity reporting to a system of automated posting cards ca. 3 x 8 in., thus introducing the Small Card period. (AFHRA, 1995)

Aircraft Record Card # 4
Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation



Aircraft Record Card # 5 (1-Aug-1955 to 19-Oct-1955)

Aircraft Record Card # 5
Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation



Aircraft Record Card # 6 (17-Jan-1956 to 12-Feb-1956)

Aircraft Record Card # 6
Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation



Aircraft Record Card # 7 (1-Jun-1956 to 10-Nov-1956)

Aircraft Record Card # 7
Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation



Aircraft Record Card # 8 (January 30 to 31, 1957)

Aircraft Record Card # 8
Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation



Aircraft Record Card # 9 (May, 1957)

Aircraft Record Card # 9
Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation



Summary Interpretation of "Sugar Baby" Aircraft Record Card entries.
  • Type/Model/Series: A-26B-15, AAF Serial Number: 41-39274, Contract Number: AC-21393, Priority Number: AAF Pri 2-15, Project: 92851-N

  • Manufactured by Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach CA (19 Sep 1944) and delivered to the USAAF on 21 Sep 1944.

  • Sep 1944 - To AF Staging Area, Hunter AAF GA (via Coolidge AAF AZ and Memphis AAF TN)

  • Oct 1944 - Departed the US, via Morrison AAF FL, and assigned to Ninth Air Force, France

  • Aug 1945 - Return to US via 487th AAF Base Unit, Hunter AAF and to 4255th AAF Base Unit (Air Technical Service Command), Grenada AAF MS (Storage)

  • Mar 1946 - To 4160th AAF Base Unit (Air Materiel Command), Hobbs AAF NM (Storage)

  • Jul 1947 - To 4135th AF Base Unit (AMC), Hill AFB UT (Storage)

  • Jul 1948 - Redesignated B-26B, 4135th AF Base Unit (AMC), Hill AFB UT

  • Apr 1952 - To Ogden Air Materiel Area, Hill AFB UT (Storage)

  • Jun 1952 - Converted to B-26C, Ogden Air Materiel Area, Hill AFB

  • Jul 1952 - To 126th Bombardment (Light) Wing (US Air Forces Europe), Laon Couvon AB France (deployment to Naples AB Italy)

  • Jan 1953 - To 38th Bombardment (L) Wing (USAFE), Loan AB

  • Mar 1953 - To 85th Air Defence Wing (USAFE), Erding AB Germany (Depot Maintenance)

  • Aug 1953 - To 106th Bombardment (L) Group (Air National Guard), NAS Floyd Bennett NY

  • Nov 1953 - To 102nd Bombardment (L) Squadron (ANG), NAS Floyd Bennett NY

  • Aug 1955 - Unit designated 102nd Bombardment (Tactical) Squadron

  • Sep 1955 - To Mobile Air Materiel Area, Birmingham Modification Center (AMC), Birmingham Air Port, AL

  • Oct 1955 - To 102nd Bombardment Sq., Tactical (ANG), Floyd Bennett NAS, NY

  • Feb 1956 - To 3040th Aircraft Storage and Disposition Group (AMC), Davis-Monthan AFB AZ (Storage)

  • Jun 1956 - Unit designation changed to Arizona Aircraft Storage Branch (AMC), Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

  • Sep 1956 - To Fairchild Aviation, Hagerstown MD (Contract Work)

  • Sep 1956 - To 3800th Air Base Wing, AU, Maxwell AFB, AL (Transient Maintenance)

  • Nov 1956 - To Fairchild Aviation, Hagerstown, MD (Contract Work)

  • Jan 1957 - To Mutual Defense Assistance (MDA) Program

  • May 1957 - Dropped from inventory by transfer to Mutual Defense Assistance Program


The above Summary Interpretation of "Sugar Baby" Aircraft Record Card entries was originally provided by
AFHRA Archivist Archie DiFante; updated by Rick Prucha
Click the "ARC Translation" link below for a Detailed, Line-by-Line Translation of each card,





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