391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107576
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107576
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
576-V57542-107576O8-VOriginal website17
578-V57542-107576O8-VTaxi sheets. Typo for 576-V ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107576 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Ex-322nd BG aircraft. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 575th BS on 2/8/44. Took a direct flak hit in the starboard engine and main fuel tank just prior to bomb release on the bomb run and crashed on the 24/2/45 mission to the Irlich Railroad bridge, Germany. The port wing tank caught fire and the aircraft veered off to the left and went down in a spiral. A wing broke off in mid air as the aircraft spun down. Only one chute was spotted. The pilot Capt. Burton C Hanish who was flying lead aircraft on this mission was killed along with seven of the eight man crew. The tail gunner, S/Sgt. Valentine P Rovoli was the only survivor, he managed to bail out and was captured. The trail of flames damaged some aircraft that were flying behind in the same box formation before the aircraft entered a spin. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: FP-062608 (left), and, FP-062627 (right). According to Horst Weber, the aircraft crashed at Engers, Germany. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 25/2/45.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107576
Mission Source_id Description Serial
237M12611MACR 12611, 42-107576. 24 Feb 194542-107576

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107576
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
12023 Jul 1944166115Schreiber57538576-V42-107576
12801 Aug 1944166242Spare Ship57538576-V42-107576
13105 Aug 1944166223Schreiber57538576-V42-107576
13205 Aug 1944166223Schreiber57538576-V42-107576
13306 Aug 1944166216Schreiber57538576-V42-107576
16310 Sep 1944166131Lakin57538576-V42-107576
16411 Sep 1944166112Schreiber57538576-V42-107576
16714 Sep 1944166111Sellers57338576-V42-107576
17127 Sep 1944A-73111Ljunggren57538576-V42-107576
19229 Nov 1944A-73121Jannsen57512576-V42-107576
20625 Dec 1944A-73214Burhanna57512578-V42-107576
20725 Dec 1944A-73211Harkins57512576-V42-107576
21014 Jan 1945A-73221Crumal57212576-V42-107576
21428 Jan 1945A-73221Lakin57512576-V42-107576
21529 Jan 1945A-73124Ackland57412576-V42-107576
21601 Feb 1945A-73121Lakin57512576-V42-107576
22310 Feb 1945A-73134Saunders57512576-V42-107576
23018 Feb 1945A-73131Willis57512576-V42-107576