391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95810
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95810
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
810-C57242-95810P2-CTHE THREE BEARSOriginal website43

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95810 (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 Middletown, Pennsylvania (ATC) from 6/12/43. Then listed at Columbus, Ohio (ATC) from 9/12/43, 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 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. Flew combat missions till March 1945, when the 391st BG converted to the Douglas A-26 Invader, when it was transferred out of the group. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 22/1/46. We also have this serial listed as 4L-W of the 574th BS, but this need confirmation.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95810
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Nose art. The Three bearsGarcia Collection42-95810
"The Three Bears"Nose Art42-95810
"The Three Bears"Nose Art42-95810
"The Three Bears"Nose Art42-95810
The Three BearsAirplanes42-95810
"The Three Bears"Nose Art42-95810
Willam F. GuyanPeople42-95810
Three Bears Crew CrewCrews42-95810
3 ships release over FranceAirplanes42-95810
"The Three Bears"Nose Art42-95810

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95810
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
702 Mar 1944166336Adelman5759810-C42-95810
4401 May 1944166124Porter5739810-C42-95810
4502 May 1944166232Baehr5729810-C42-95810
5310 May 1944166232Baehr5729810-C42-95810
5410 May 1944166212Baehr5729810-C42-95810
6015 May 1944166112Baehr5729810-C42-95810
6119 May 1944166212Baehr5729810-C42-95810
6522 May 1944166122Baehr5729810-C42-95810
7730 May 1944166112Hall5729810-C42-95810
7831 May 1944166112Hall5729810-C42-95810
8103 Jun 1944166234Walker5729810-C42-95810
8204 Jun 1944166231Jobe5728810-C42-95810
8406 Jun 1944166235Holliday5728810-C42-95810
8707 Jun 1944166222Koehl5728810-C42-95810
9010 Jun 1944166212Baehr5728810-C42-95810
9312 Jun 1944166212Baehr5728810-C42-95810
9614 Jun 1944166233Baehr5728810-C42-95810
9715 Jun 1944166212Baehr5728810-C42-95810
10020 Jun 1944166223Baehr5728810-C42-95810
10221 Jun 1944166122Holliday5728810-C42-95810
10805 Jul 1944166235Baehr5728810-C42-95810
10906 Jul 1944166222Baehr5728810-C42-95810
11007 Jul 1944166212Baehr5728810-C42-95810
11412 Jul 1944166234Horridge5748810-C42-95810
12023 Jul 1944166236Wolfe5748810-C42-95810
12124 Jul 1944166235Baehr5728810-C42-95810
12225 Jul 1944166212Baehr5728810-C42-95810
12731 Jul 1944166242Spare Ship5728810-C42-95810
13105 Aug 1944166135Baehr5738810-C42-95810
13205 Aug 1944166135Baehr5738810-C42-95810
13306 Aug 1944166226Baehr5758810-C42-95810
16411 Sep 1944166237Mickelson5748810-C42-95810
16714 Sep 1944166136Baker5738810-C42-95810
18203 Nov 1944A-73216White57258810-C42-95810
18511 Nov 1944A-73226White57258810-C42-95810
20901 Jan 1945A-73137White57258810-C42-95810
21014 Jan 1945A-73212Gates57258810-C42-95810
21601 Feb 1945A-73112Brooks57558810-C42-95810
21906 Feb 1945A-73226White57258810-C42-95810
22008 Feb 1945A-73326White57258810-C42-95810
22310 Feb 1945A-73116White57258810-C42-95810
23018 Feb 1945A-73125White57258810-C42-95810
26118 Mar 1945A-73215White57258810-C42-95810