391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 41-35028
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Aircraft information for serial number: 41-35028
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
028-Y57341-35028T6-YHONEY BUCKET / Eyeballs ?Original website12

Aircraft history for serial number: 41-35028 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered by air from the Martin Omaha plant to the Martin, Omaha (Modification Centre), Nebraska, from 8/5/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 21/5/43), to Barksdale Field, Louisiana (from 22/5/43). Then flown by Nashville, Tennessee (ATC Ferry) from 6/6/43, to Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 7/6/43). Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 11/6/43), to Presque Isle, Maine (from 14/6/43), from where it was flown over to the UK via the Northern Ferry Route. Next listed as UGLY (Europe - 8th AF) from 15/6/43. The nose art "Honey Bucket" has a picture of a toilet on the nose marked in chalk. This aircraft was later renamed "Eyeballs". Served in combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS from 6/6/44 till April 1945, when it was transferred out of the group, when they converted to Douglas A-26's. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 27/2/46. Note, listed as a B-26C on record card, no mention of designated as B-26C-20-MO. This aircraft may have served with another group after it was transferred out of the 391st BG, needs confirmation.

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 41-35028
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
8808 Jun 1944166124Barker5722028-Y41-35028
9010 Jun 1944166222Blute57217028-Y41-35028
21222 Jan 1945A-73133Prince57336028-Y41-35028
21428 Jan 1945A-73116Slentz57336028-Y41-35028
21529 Jan 1945A-73235Ridgeway57336028-Y41-35028
21601 Feb 1945A-73225Edwards57336028-Y41-35028
21906 Feb 1945A-73232Shanks57336028-Y41-35028
22008 Feb 1945A-73222Shanks57336028-Y41-35028
24303 Mar 1945A-73135Adrian57336028-Y41-35028
24504 Mar 1945A-73225Kelley57336028-Y41-35028
26118 Mar 1945A-73133Ellis57331028-Y41-35028
26522 Mar 1945A-73323Hinds57322028-Y41-35028