391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 41-35010
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Aircraft information for serial number: 41-35010
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
010-A57441-350104L-ASNAKES REVENGE / JINXOriginal website20

Aircraft history for serial number: 41-35010 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered by air from the Martin Omaha plant to the Martin, Omaha (Modification Centre), Nebraska, from 5/5/43. Next listed at Barksdale Field, Louisiana (from 19/5/43), Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 16/6/43), and Presque Isle, Maine (from 28/6/43), from where it was flown over to the UK via the Northern Ferry Route. Next listed as UGLY A (Europe - 8th AF) from 1/7/43. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 574th BS on 7/6/44. Shot down by Me-109 fighters near Kolberg, Germany on the 23/12/44 mission to the Ahrweiler Railway Viaduct, Germany. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. Dale C Detjens dropped out of formation losing oil from both engines, caught fire and went down in a steep dive out of control. Only the radio operator, S/Sgt. Edward Lee Potocnik, and engineer, S/Sgt. Joseph W Kowalski managed to bail out and both were captured as POW's. The rest of the crew were killed when the aircraft crashed near Fallingbostel, about 3Km NW of Kolberg, Germany. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: 41-39749 (left), and, 42-51418 (right). Aircraft was painted "JINX" on the RH side of the nose and "Snakes Revenge" on the LH side of the nose. Earlier flown by Lt. Richard Newman. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON MIA on 23/12/44. Note, listed as a B-26C on record card, no mention of designated as B-26C-20-MO.

Incident listing for serial number: 41-35010
Mission Source_id Description Serial
203M11674MACR 11674, 41-35010. 23 Dec 194441-35010

Picture listing for serial number: 41-35010
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Jinx"Nose Art41-35010
"Jinx"Nose Art41-35010
Newman CrewCrews41-35010
"Jinx"Nose Art41-35010

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 41-35010
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
9312 Jun 1944166135Newman57430010-A41-35010
10020 Jun 1944166237Newman57430010-A41-35010
10121 Jun 1944166134Ruble57530010-A41-35010
10625 Jun 1944166215Newman57430010-A41-35010
10906 Jul 1944166133Newman57430010-A41-35010
11007 Jul 1944166133Newman57431010-A41-35010
11412 Jul 1944166232Newman57431010-A41-35010
11919 Jul 1944166243Spare Ship57431010-A41-35010
12124 Jul 1944166135Callison57431010-A41-35010
12326 Jul 1944166213Metelsky57431010-A41-35010
12428 Jul 1944166223Wilkinson57531010-A41-35010
12731 Jul 1944166235Newman57431010-A41-35010
13105 Aug 1944166214Olfson57531010-A41-35010
13205 Aug 1944166214Olfson57531010-A41-35010
13708 Aug 1944166133Ryan57431010-A41-35010
16310 Sep 1944166136Mickelson57530010-A41-35010
18203 Nov 1944A-73122Morris57446010-A41-35010
18511 Nov 1944A-73115Newman57446010-A41-35010
19229 Nov 1944A-73137Haynes574RW010-A41-35010
20323 Dec 1944A-73232Detjens57441010-A41-35010