391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107808
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107808
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
50?-X57242-107808P2-XDode Lee's Memphis BluesTaxi sheets. Typo for 808-X ?1
808-X57242-107808P2-XDode Lee's Memphis BluesOriginal website25

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107808 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) on 1/4/44, St. Louis, Missouri (ATC) on 1/4/44, and Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana (ATC) on 3/4/44. Then flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 4/4/44), and on to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 14/4/44), 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 16/4/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 15/4/44, GLUE 9AF R (Europe) on 27/4/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 572nd BS on 6/6/44. Also known as "Dode Lee's Memphis Blues". Crashed on take off from A-73 Roye / Amy, France on 8/3/45 after a tire blew out. The aircraft flown by 2nd Lt. John L Chatellier suffered Cat.4 damage and was written off. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL NBD on 9/3/45. ADDENDUM: Michael McPeters has informed me that "Dode Lee" was the name of Capt. Jobe's wife.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107808
Mission Source_id Description Serial
248A00063Accident Report, 42-107808. 8 Mar 194542-107808

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107808
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Jobe CrewCrews42-107808
Crew Chief Garrels and "Dode Lee's Memphis Blues"Airplanes42-107808

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107808
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
10121 Jun 1944166215Reynolds57213808-X42-107808
10221 Jun 1944166134Jobe57213808-X42-107808
11007 Jul 1944166231Jobe57213808-X42-107808
11919 Jul 1944166131Dooley57313808-X42-107808
12124 Jul 1944166241Spare Lead57213808-X42-107808
12225 Jul 1944166231Dickinson57213808-X42-107808
12326 Jul 1944166131Jobe57213808-X42-107808
12428 Jul 1944166121Rutledge57313808-X42-107808
12731 Jul 1944166121Ljunggren57513808-X42-107808
12801 Aug 1944166121Harkins57513808-X42-107808
16714 Sep 1944166131Boone57313808-X42-107808
17127 Sep 1944A-73231Cassiday57313808-X42-107808
18203 Nov 1944A-73221Smith57267808-X42-107808
18511 Nov 1944A-73214Earll57267808-X42-107808
19229 Nov 1944A-73231Fry57267808-X42-107808
20423 Dec 1944A-73121Lakin57567808-X42-107808
20625 Dec 1944A-73111Earll5726750?-X42-107808
20901 Jan 1945A-73114Mackay57267808-X42-107808
21014 Jan 1945A-73214Knight57267808-X42-107808
21428 Jan 1945A-73131Allen57267808-X42-107808
21906 Feb 1945A-73221Wetherbee57267808-X42-107808
22008 Feb 1945A-73331Peterson57267808-X42-107808
23018 Feb 1945A-73121Allen57267808-X42-107808
24504 Mar 1945A-73131Chatellier57467808-X42-107808
24706 Mar 1945A-73114Mackay57267808-X42-107808