391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95809
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95809
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
809-G57242-95809P2-GThe Bum SteerTaxi sheets. Typo for 809-O ?1
809-O57242-95809P2-OThe Bum SteerMark Styling22

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95809 (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 listed at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (ATC) from 4/12/43, Patterson Field, Ohio (ATC) from 7/12/43, and Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 11/12/43), and assigned to the 391st BG. Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 5/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 5/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Original group aircraft flown over from the USA by Capt. Matthew H T Ferguson. It's pilot 2nd Lt. Woodrow W Fry received a citation for his part in the 27/5/44 mission to Maison Laffitte railroad bridge. Damaged Cat.3 in a mid air collision with 42-107748 over Matching Green (station 166) on 21/6/44 flown by Lt. George A Dewitt, Jnr. The aircraft was repaired. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 18/8/45. Have also seen this a/c listed as "The Bum Steer", which we have for 42-95815, needs confirmation.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95809
Mission Source_id Description Serial
101A00032Accident Report, 42-95809. 21 Jun 194442-95809

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95809
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"The Bum Steer"Nose Art42-95809

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95809
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
702 Mar 1944166327Barker5721809-O42-95809
4707 May 1944166136Baker5723809-O42-95809
4807 May 1944166136Barker5723809-O42-95809
5310 May 1944166213Barker5723809-O42-95809
5410 May 1944166216Barker5723809-O42-95809
6522 May 1944166116Barker57216809-O42-95809
7026 May 1944166124Bird57416809-O42-95809
7127 May 1944166216Walker57216809-G42-95809
7227 May 1944166213Fry57216809-O42-95809
7730 May 1944166124Barker57216809-O42-95809
7831 May 1944166124Barker57216809-O42-95809
8103 Jun 1944166222Barker57216809-O42-95809
8204 Jun 1944166212Barker57216809-O42-95809
8406 Jun 1944166223Barker57216809-O42-95809
8707 Jun 1944166224Barker57216809-O42-95809
8808 Jun 1944166136Blute57210809-O42-95809
9312 Jun 1944166224Barker57216809-O42-95809
9513 Jun 1944166124Sullens57216809-O42-95809
9614 Jun 1944166214Barker57216809-O42-95809
9715 Jun 1944166125Bjork57316809-O42-95809
9918 Jun 1944166136Koehl57316809-O42-95809
10020 Jun 1944166212Barker57216809-O42-95809
10121 Jun 1944166223Dewitt57216809-O42-95809