391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107740
Click on the taxi code or serial number for aircraft information
Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107740
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
074-V57242-107740P2-VJUNIORTaxi sheets. Typo for 740-V ?1
740-U57342-107740T6-UJUNIOROriginal website (before xfer to 572BS).2
740-V57242-107740P2-VJUNIOROriginal website (after xfer from 573BS).24

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107740 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) on 8/3/44. Then flown by Memphis, Tennessee (ATC Ferry) from 8/3/44, to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 9/3/44). Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, as a 9th AF replacement aircraft, departing the USA on 21/3/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 20/3/44, and, SOXO R (Europe) on 19/4/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS on 13/5/44, and was coded T6-U. Flew 4 missions, then was badly shot up by flak on 20/5/44. An 88mm flak shell sliced off the top of the fin & rudder. The pilot was Major John S Samuel, from Group HQ. The aircraft made it back to Matching Green , was repaired by a mobile repair & reclamation unit and returned to the group. Transferred to the 572nd BS on 11/7/44, and re-coded P2-V. The aircraft re-entered combat with the 572nd BS on 11/7/44. Flew an additional 87 missions, then was transferred out of the group in April 1945 when the 391st BG converted to the Douglas A-26. According to the 391st BG book, this aircraft was named "Shady Lady", but this need confirmation.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107740
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Shady LadyNose Art42-107740

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107740
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
6015 May 1944166222Dauteuil57421740-U42-107740
6119 May 1944166235Fry57221740-U42-107740
12326 Jul 1944166233Watson5746740-V42-107740
16714 Sep 1944166237Crim57216740-V42-107740
17127 Sep 1944A-73213Baker57316740-V42-107740
18203 Nov 1944A-73225Garbisch57264740-V42-107740
19229 Nov 1944A-73236Grow57263740-V42-107740
20423 Dec 1944A-73123Martin57563740-V42-107740
20625 Dec 1944A-73113Kunberger57263074-V42-107740
20725 Dec 1944A-73223Cambier57563740-V42-107740
20901 Jan 1945A-73135Thiedeman57267740-V42-107740
21014 Jan 1945A-73222Peterson57263740-V42-107740
21222 Jan 1945A-73212Bonde57263740-V42-107740
21428 Jan 1945A-73135Thiedeman57263740-V42-107740
21529 Jan 1945A-73215Kunberger57263740-V42-107740
21601 Feb 1945A-73133Dingman57463740-V42-107740
21906 Feb 1945A-73223Kunberger57263740-V42-107740
22008 Feb 1945A-73323Kunberger57263740-V42-107740
22310 Feb 1945A-73126Kunberger57263740-V42-107740
23018 Feb 1945A-73122Kunberger57264740-V42-107740
24303 Mar 1945A-73242Spare Ship57265740-V42-107740
24303 Mar 1945A-73215Gonyer57265740-V42-107740
24706 Mar 1945A-73123Grow57264740-V42-107740
25111 Mar 1945A-73213Hess57265740-V42-107740
25514 Mar 1945A-73115Hine57265740-V42-107740
26118 Mar 1945A-73222Daniels57264740-V42-107740
26522 Mar 1945A-73112Knight57265740-V42-107740