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.