391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 41-31716
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Aircraft information for serial number: 41-31716
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
716-O57541-31716O8-OLouiseOriginal website6

Aircraft history for serial number: 41-31716 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered by air from the Martin Baltimore plant to the Rome Air Depot (Modification Centre), New York, from 15/4/43. Then went to Romulus Army Air Field, Michigan (from 13/6/43). Then flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 24/6/43), to Presque Isle, Maine (from 28/6/43), from where it was flown to the UK via the Northern Ferry Route. Next listed as, UGLY A (Europe - 8th AF) from 1/7/43, and UGLY R (Europe - 8th AF) from 13/7/43. Flown overseas by 2nd Lt. Max M Martin. Shot down by flak on the 27/5/44 mission to the Maison Laffitte railroad bridge. The right engine was hit and set on fire. The aircraft flown by 2nd Lt. Donat Francis Dauteuil was seen to peel off to the right of the formation at 45 degrees, hitting the ground and exploding at Les-Vallois, in the vicinity of Avernes, about 5 miles NE of Evreux, France. Six parachutes were spotted. 4 of the crew were captured by the Germans, the other 2 managed to evade capture. MACR lists this aircraft as 574th BS. Engines, P&W R-2800-43, serials: 42-50803 (left), and, 42-50789 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, CON AFMSC GLUE on 29/5/44. Note, there is no mention on the aircraft record card that this aircraft was converted to a B-26B-20, and just refers to a B-26B-1 model.

Incident listing for serial number: 41-31716
Mission Source_id Description Serial
72M05135MACR 05135, 41-31716. 27 May 194441-31716

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 41-31716
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166237Smith57539716-O41-31716
4707 May 1944166223Dauteuil57438716-O41-31716
6015 May 1944166132Koehl57238716-O41-31716
6522 May 1944166232Watson57438716-O41-31716
7127 May 1944166126Dauteuil57438716-O41-31716
7227 May 1944166135Dauteuil57438716-O41-31716