391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95808
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95808
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
808-C57542-95808O8-CIdiot's DelightOriginal website44
808-G57542-95808O8-GIdiot's DelightTaxi sheets. Redesignation of 808-C ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95808 (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 4/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 1/12/43, to Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 5/12/43), and assigned to the 391st BG. Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 8/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 8/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Original group aircraft ferried over from the USA by 1st Lt. Thomas H. Brown & 1st Lt. Donald O'Hare. Flew 138 combat missions. The aircraft served with the 391st BG until the group converted to the Douglas A-26 Invader in March/April 1945, when it was transferred out. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 4/1/46.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95808
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Idiot's Delight"Nose Art42-95808
Lady Belle P2-K and Idiot's Delight O8-? in formationAirplanes42-95808
Lady Belle and Idiot's Delight in flightAirplanes42-95808
"Idiot's Delight"Nose Art42-95808

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95808
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166222Harrison57237808-C42-95808
702 Mar 1944166313Petti57537808-C42-95808
4028 Apr 1944166215Shofner57437808-C42-95808
4301 May 1944166224O'Hare57537808-C42-95808
4401 May 1944166224O'Hare57537808-C42-95808
4502 May 1944166126Dauteuil57437808-C42-95808
4707 May 1944166226Evans57437808-C42-95808
6015 May 1944166237Rutledge57544808-C42-95808
6119 May 1944166125Watkinson57449808-C42-95808
7026 May 1944166125Talton57444808-C42-95808
7127 May 1944166133Newman57444808-C42-95808
7227 May 1944166125Newman57444808-C42-95808
8103 Jun 1944166123Stanfield57444808-C42-95808
8406 Jun 1944166332Ruble57544808-C42-95808
8707 Jun 1944166131O'Hare57544808-C42-95808
9614 Jun 1944166116Martin57544808-C42-95808
9918 Jun 1944166231O'Hare57544808-C42-95808
10020 Jun 1944166331O'Hare57544808-C42-95808
10805 Jul 1944166233Martin57244808-C42-95808
10906 Jul 1944166137Rutledge57544808-C42-95808
11412 Jul 1944166122Ekstrom57544808-C42-95808
12023 Jul 1944166116Schirmer57544808-C42-95808
12124 Jul 1944166215Harlow57544808-C42-95808
12326 Jul 1944166212Lowder57444808-C42-95808
13708 Aug 1944166116Evans57444808-C42-95808
16310 Sep 1944166126Martin57544808-C42-95808
16411 Sep 1944166126Kloepfer57544808-C42-95808
17127 Sep 1944A-73113Goodwin57544808-C42-95808
18203 Nov 1944A-73135Dent57323808-C42-95808
19229 Nov 1944A-73126Coult5751808-C42-95808
20625 Dec 1944A-73235Prince57323808-C42-95808
20625 Dec 1944A-73213Kirton5751808-G42-95808
20901 Jan 1945A-73236Horstman575RW808-C42-95808
21428 Jan 1945A-73212Bass5751808-C42-95808
21529 Jan 1945A-73132Shoemaker5731808-C42-95808
21601 Feb 1945A-73122Bass5751808-C42-95808
21906 Feb 1945A-73242Spare Ship5751808-C42-95808
22008 Feb 1945A-73126Leavitt5751808-C42-95808
22310 Feb 1945A-73236Heslep5751808-C42-95808
23018 Feb 1945A-73133Bass5751808-C42-95808
24303 Mar 1945A-73125Macklin574?808-C42-95808
24504 Mar 1945A-73116Ouellette5751808-C42-95808
24706 Mar 1945A-73242Spare Ship5751808-C42-95808
25514 Mar 1945A-73134Bass5751808-C42-95808
26522 Mar 1945A-73133Brooks5751808-C42-95808