391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107747
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107747
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
747-T57342-107747T6-TOriginal website18

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107747 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) on 8/3/44. Then flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 8/3/44), Jacksonville, Florida (from 14/3/44), and on to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 14/3/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, as a 9th AF replacement aircraft, departing the USA on 16/3/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 16/3/44, and, SOXO 9AF R (Europe) on 19/4/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS on 13/5/44. Shot down by Me-109 and Fw-190 fighters, 3 miles East of Ahrweiler on the 23/12/44 mission. The aircraft flown by 2nd Lt. Clayton S Abraham was last seen dropping behind the formation with both engines smoking and the undercarriage hanging down. Shortly afterwards the aircraft entered a spin and went straight down. Only the co-pilot, 2nd Lt. Verne H Bovie managed to bail out succesfully and was captured. The rest of the crew were killed. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: FP-063889 (left), and, FP-061131 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON MIA on 23/12/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107747
Mission Source_id Description Serial
203M11663MACR 11663, 42-107747. 23 Dec 194442-107747

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107747
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
6015 May 1944166224Newcomer57418747-T42-107747
6119 May 1944166223Barker57218747-T42-107747
7026 May 1944166236Dewitt57217747-T42-107747
7127 May 1944166137Baxter57317747-T42-107747
7227 May 1944166137Baxter57317747-T42-107747
8808 Jun 1944166116Walker57223747-T42-107747
11919 Jul 1944166134Armstrong57318747-T42-107747
12023 Jul 1944166223Baxter57318747-T42-107747
12124 Jul 1944166113Baxter57318747-T42-107747
12225 Jul 1944166113Baxter57318747-T42-107747
12731 Jul 1944166216Baxter57318747-T42-107747
12801 Aug 1944166213Baxter57318747-T42-107747
13105 Aug 1944166113Baxter57318747-T42-107747
13205 Aug 1944166113Baxter57318747-T42-107747
16310 Sep 1944166232Baxter57318747-T42-107747
16411 Sep 1944166213Baxter57318747-T42-107747
16714 Sep 1944166112Baxter57318747-T42-107747
20323 Dec 1944A-73216Abraham57342747-T42-107747