391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95815
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95815
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
815-R57242-95815P2-RDode LeeOriginal website40

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95815 (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 5/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 2/12/43, to Patterson Field, Ohio (ATC) from 5/12/43. Then listed at, Louisville, Kentucky (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 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 pilot 1st Lt. Robert C Jobe, C-Flight CO. Served with the 391st BG until March 1945 when the group converted to the Douglas A-26 Invader. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 20/3/46. Have also seen this a/c listed as un-named, but has 42-95809 listed as "The Bum Steer", needs confirmation. ADDENDUM: Capt. Jobe flew over in 42-95815. Michael McPeters states that Jobe named 2 aircraft as "Dode Lee" after his wife. It's therefore possible that 42-95815 was the first aircraft that was named "Dode Lee". There are pictures of the aircraft nose art on this website, although there are no other markings to allow positive identification.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95815
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Jobe CrewCrews42-95815
Alex Hopkins and friends beside "Dode Lee".People42-95815
Jobe CrewCrews42-95815
"Dode Lee"Nose Art42-95815
Sgt. Paul H. McPeters and his tail gunPeople42-95815

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95815
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166124Walker5744815-R42-95815
702 Mar 1944166321Jobe5724815-R42-95815
4028 Apr 1944166131Jobe5724815-R42-95815
4301 May 1944166126Bollinger57314815-R42-95815
4401 May 1944166126Bollinger5734815-R42-95815
4502 May 1944166221Jobe5724815-R42-95815
4707 May 1944166114Erickson5724815-R42-95815
4807 May 1944166125Reynolds5724815-R42-95815
6015 May 1944166133Jacobs57213815-R42-95815
6119 May 1944166226Smith57213815-R42-95815
6522 May 1944166132Alexander57213815-R42-95815
7026 May 1944166221Jobe57213815-R42-95815
8103 Jun 1944166215Dickinson5721815-R42-95815
11007 Jul 1944166226Barker57216815-R42-95815
11919 Jul 1944166125Walker57216815-R42-95815
12124 Jul 1944166137Barker57216815-R42-95815
12225 Jul 1944166223Barker57216815-R42-95815
12326 Jul 1944166125Barker57216815-R42-95815
12801 Aug 1944166224Snyder57316815-R42-95815
13306 Aug 1944166135Boyd57316815-R42-95815
16310 Sep 1944166237Chism57416815-R42-95815
16714 Sep 1944166115Walter57315815-R42-95815
17127 Sep 1944A-73223Dobda57316815-R42-95815
20423 Dec 1944A-73122Cambier57560815-R42-95815
20625 Dec 1944A-73123Main57265815-R42-95815
20725 Dec 1944A-73112Gates57265815-R42-95815
20901 Jan 1945A-73132Gates57261815-R42-95815
21428 Jan 1945A-73235Harris57269815-R42-95815
21529 Jan 1945A-73225Harris57269815-R42-95815
21601 Feb 1945A-73227Ridgeway57360815-R42-95815
23018 Feb 1945A-73126Pancoast57260815-R42-95815
24303 Mar 1945A-73223Spare Ship57269815-R42-95815
24303 Mar 1945A-73216Kirkbride57269815-R42-95815
24504 Mar 1945A-73236Greene57469815-R42-95815
24504 Mar 1945A-73243Spare Ship57269815-R42-95815
24706 Mar 1945A-73013Pancoast57269815-R42-95815
25111 Mar 1945A-73222Gates57269815-R42-95815
25514 Mar 1945A-73116Billington57269815-R42-95815
26118 Mar 1945A-73216Penneman57255815-R42-95815
26522 Mar 1945A-73113Penneman57269815-R42-95815