Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107595 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed as Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) from 21/1/44, and Atlanta, Georgia (ATC) from 29/1/44. Then went to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 30/1/44). Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Caribbean Wing), departing the USA on 7/2/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 7/2/44, and SOXO R (Europe) on 24/2/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS on 28/5/44. Hit by flak over Koenigehaven, Germany on the 12/10/44 mission to bomb the three span Railroad bridge at Grevenbroich, Germany. The formation had made a second successful bomb run on the target when the aircraft was struck. Last seen flying on just the port engine which was smoking, with the starboard engine on fire with the prop feathered. The pilot, 2nd Lt. Marvin Leroy Wells Peters and entire crew bailed out as the aircraft rapidly lost speed and altitude and were captured as POW's. The aircraft crashed 1 km east of Puffendorf, 6 km SE of Geilenkirchen, Germany at 0945 hours. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: FP-060445 (left), and, FP-060539 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON MIA on 15/10/44.