391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107834
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107834
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
834-F57342-107834T6-FOriginal website8

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107834 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) on 9/4/44, and Atlanta, Georgia (ATC) on 12/4/44. Then flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 15/4/44), and on to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 25/4/44), 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 27/4/44. The record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe) on 26/4/44, and, GLUE 9AF R (Europe) on 7/5/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS on 11/6/44. Shot down by flak over Dreux, France on the 5/7/44 mission to bomb Senonches fuel dump. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. Louis E Hartman left the formation trailing smoke. Shortly afterwards a fuel tank ignited and the aircraft dived towards the ground. Two minutes later the aircraft recovered and glided a short distance further before flipping over to the left, clipping the wing into the ground and exploding in woodland at the Foret de Dreux. Three of the crew bailed out and were captured. The pilot was killed when he struck the tail after bailing out of the top hatch, and two other crew members were killed. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: FP-06151 (left), and, FP-06188 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 5/7/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107834
Mission Source_id Description Serial
108M06359MACR 06359, 42-107834. 5 Jul 194442-107834

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107834
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
9312 Jun 1944166236Jacobs57217834-F42-107834
9513 Jun 1944166214Snyder57317834-F42-107834
9715 Jun 1944166122Bollinger57317834-F42-107834
9918 Jun 1944166116Bjork57317834-F42-107834
10020 Jun 1944166337Kiedinger57517834-F42-107834
10221 Jun 1944166237Bjork57317834-F42-107834
10625 Jun 1944166133Hartman57317834-F42-107834
10805 Jul 1944166126Hartman57317834-F42-107834