391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95799
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95799
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
799-T57242-95799P2-TGEORGIA CYCLONE / Butch ?Original website42

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95799 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26B-45-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 1/11/43. Next listed at Lynchburg Municipal Airport, Virginia (ATC) from 30/11/43. Then went to Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 1/12/43), and assigned to the 391st BG. Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 4/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 4/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Original group aircraft flown over from the USA by Capt. Joe E. Earll Jnr. Entered service with the 391st BG / 572nd BS in February 1944. The aircraft record card also lists, GLUE 9AF CON ALS on 26/9/44, and, GLUE 9AF REPAIRED on 27/9/44. This indicates that the aircraft may have been damaged and force landed at an advanced landing strip, but this needs verification. Sustained severe battle damage on the 30/3/45 mission to Bad Oyenhausen, was declared Cat. E, and written off. Pilot 2nd Lt. Howard C Hesse. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON SAL NBD on 2/4/45. We have a photo of this aircraft with nose art "Butch" and the last 4 digits of the serial visible "5799". May have also been named "Green Hornet".

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95799
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Butch"Nose Art42-95799
"Butch"Nose Art42-95799
"Butch"Nose Art42-95799

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95799
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166136Klimovich5742799-T42-95799
702 Mar 1944166323Whitson5722799-T42-95799
4502 May 1944166222Whitson5722799-T42-95799
6015 May 1944166134Whitson57215799-T42-95799
7026 May 1944166224Whitson57215799-T42-95799
7127 May 1944166224Whitson57215799-T42-95799
7730 May 1944166134Whitson57215799-T42-95799
7831 May 1944166134Whitson57215799-T42-95799
8103 Jun 1944166223Smith57215799-T42-95799
8204 Jun 1944166234Whitson57215799-T42-95799
8406 Jun 1944166222Danforth57215799-T42-95799
8707 Jun 1944166226Whitson57215799-T42-95799
8808 Jun 1944166132Jacobs57215799-T42-95799
9010 Jun 1944166224Barker57215799-T42-95799
9312 Jun 1944166234Whitson57215799-T42-95799
9513 Jun 1944166134Whitson57215799-T42-95799
9614 Jun 1944166234Whitson57215799-T42-95799
9715 Jun 1944166234Whitson57215799-T42-95799
10121 Jun 1944166234Whitson57215799-T42-95799
10221 Jun 1944166116Barker57215799-T42-95799
10805 Jul 1944166135Reynolds57315799-T42-95799
10906 Jul 1944166234Whitson57215799-T42-95799
11007 Jul 1944166234Whitson57215799-T42-95799
11412 Jul 1944166236Baxter57415799-T42-95799
12124 Jul 1944166112Bjork57315799-T42-95799
12225 Jul 1944166232Koehl57215799-T42-95799
12326 Jul 1944166126Koehl57215799-T42-95799
12428 Jul 1944166135Dewitt57215799-T42-95799
12731 Jul 1944166133O'hare57515799-T42-95799
12801 Aug 1944166133Schreiber57415799-T42-95799
13105 Aug 1944166242Spare Ship57215799-T42-95799
13205 Aug 1944166242Spare Ship57215799-T42-95799
13708 Aug 1944166231Whitson57315799-T42-95799
16310 Sep 1944166226Walter57315799-T42-95799
16411 Sep 1944166226Clapham57315799-T42-95799
19229 Nov 1944A-73235Stevens572PL799-T42-95799
22310 Feb 1945A-73243Spare Ship572PL799-T42-95799
24303 Mar 1945A-73213Harris57268799-T42-95799
25111 Mar 1945A-73225Daniels57268799-T42-95799
25514 Mar 1945A-73123White57268799-T42-95799
26118 Mar 1945A-73225Cron57268799-T42-95799
26522 Mar 1945A-73012Cron57268799-T42-95799