391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107595
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107595
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
595-V57342-107595T6-VRETURN ENGAGEMENTOriginal website17

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.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107595
Mission Source_id Description Serial
177M09530MACR 09530, 42-107595. 12 Oct 194442-107595

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107595
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Bollinger CrewCrews42-107595

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107595
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
7730 May 1944166212Evans57417595-V42-107595
7831 May 1944166122Smith57217595-V42-107595
8204 Jun 1944166137Hartman57317595-V42-107595
8406 Jun 1944166316Snyder57317595-V42-107595
8707 Jun 1944166235Dillard57317595-V42-107595
8808 Jun 1944166134Whitson57217595-V42-107595
9513 Jun 1944166232Baxter57322595-V42-107595
10805 Jul 1944166116Bollinger57318595-V42-107595
11919 Jul 1944166135Colsch57317595-V42-107595
12023 Jul 1944166226Bollinger57317595-V42-107595
12124 Jul 1944166222Lakin57517595-V42-107595
12225 Jul 1944166116Bollinger57317595-V42-107595
12326 Jul 1944166142Spare Ship57317595-V42-107595
12428 Jul 1944166125Bollinger57317595-V42-107595
13306 Aug 1944166126Rice57317595-V42-107595
16310 Sep 1944166214Daffern57317595-V42-107595
16411 Sep 1944166214Bollinger57317595-V42-107595