391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107620
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107620
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
620-?57542-107620O8-?STEPPIN OUTTaxi sheets. Typo for 620-B ?1
620-B57542-107620O8-BSTEPPIN OUTOriginal website31
620-L57542-107620O8-LSTEPPIN OUTTaxi sheets. Redesignation of 620-B ?1
620-S57542-107620O8-SSTEPPIN OUTTaxi sheets. Redesignation of 620-B ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107620 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Then flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 22/1/44), and then to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 13/2/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 15/2/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 14/2/44, and SOXO R (Europe) on 7/3/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 575th BS on 19/4/44, and was on strength with the group till April 1945 when it was transferred on conversion to Douglas A-26's. Damaged in a ground accident at A-73 Roye-Amy, France on 21/3/45 during a major overhaul. The pilot is listed as Earl J Bass. The aircraft record card suggests the aircraft as landing on an Advanced Landing Strip around 2/8/44, and was repaired on 6/11/44, but this needs confirmation, listing the following: GLUE 9AF CON ON ALS on 2/8/44, and, GLUE 9AF REPAIRED on 6/11/44. We are not sure what happened to this aircraft after it was transferred out of the 391st BG, but it was not salvaged until 18/2/46. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 18/2/46.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107620
Mission Source_id Description Serial
0A00066Accident Report, 42-107620. 21 Mar 194542-107620

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107620
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Steppin' Out 42-107620 O8-BAirplanes42-107620

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107620
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
7026 May 1944166142Spare57546620-B42-107620
7026 May 1944166237Colsch57346620-B42-107620
7831 May 1944166224Newcomer57446620-B42-107620
8808 Jun 1944166126Koehl57246620-B42-107620
9010 Jun 1944166124Salmon57446620-B42-107620
9312 Jun 1944166131Bird57446620-B42-107620
9614 Jun 1944166124Jannsen57546620-B42-107620
9918 Jun 1944166224Jannsen57546620-B42-107620
10020 Jun 1944166335Jannsen57546620-B42-107620
10121 Jun 1944166132Jannsen57546620-B42-107620
11919 Jul 1944166137Alexander57246620-B42-107620
12023 Jul 1944166124Jannsen57546620-B42-107620
12124 Jul 1944166231Jannsen57246620-B42-107620
12326 Jul 1944166224Alexander57446620-B42-107620
12428 Jul 1944166232Jannsen57446620-B42-107620
18511 Nov 1944A-73235Lippincott57514620-B42-107620
19229 Nov 1944A-73122Bass57514620-B42-107620
20323 Dec 1944A-73116Hoar57514620-B42-107620
20323 Dec 1944A-73223Baker57314620-S42-107620
20625 Dec 1944A-73212Hoar57514620-B42-107620
20725 Dec 1944A-73212Hoar57514620-?42-107620
20901 Jan 1945A-73233Kirton57513620-B42-107620
21014 Jan 1945A-73132Hoar57514620-B42-107620
21428 Jan 1945A-73225McIntyre57514620-B42-107620
21529 Jan 1945A-73126Dingman57414620-B42-107620
21601 Feb 1945A-73124Hoar57514620-B42-107620
22008 Feb 1945A-73123Horstman57514620-B42-107620
22310 Feb 1945A-73132Kirton57514620-B42-107620
23018 Feb 1945A-73335Naugle57514620-B42-107620
24504 Mar 1945A-73011Saunders57514620-L42-107620
24706 Mar 1945A-73231Lippincott57514620-B42-107620
25111 Mar 1945A-73144Breeseman57514620-B42-107620
25514 Mar 1945A-73131Hoar57514620-B42-107620
26118 Mar 1945A-73243Spare Lead57514620-B42-107620