391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 41-31916
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Aircraft information for serial number: 41-31916
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
916-M1PFS41-31916RJ-M / IH-MThe new San Antonio RosePaul Clouting1

Aircraft history for serial number: 41-31916 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Transferred from 323rd BG on 31/1/44. Retained its original 323rd BG unit code RJ-M, but was re-coded as 1H-M in September 1944. Hit by flak in the starboard outboard fuel tank on 16/2/45. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. Dale R Bartels crash belly landed at an RAF airfield at Helmond, Holland after suffering a ruptured fuel line and hydraulics damaged by flak. Other crew were: F/O. W Sikora, F/O. Carls, 1st Lt. W Q L Hoenshel, S/Sgt. W J LaBahn, S/Sgt. R H Folson, and, Sgt. L A Mayer. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, CON SAL NBD GLUE R on 23/2/45.