391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95817
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95817
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
817-A57242-95817P2-AOriginal website2

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95817 (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 9/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 2/12/43, to Patterson Field, Ohio (ATC) from 9/12/43. Then went to 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 Major. Floyd B Miller. Crashed into a road spreader whilst attempting to land on one engine on 10/4/44. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. Frank E Schleicher was written off and salvaged. The final entries on the aircraft record card list, SOXO 9AF CON AFMSC on 13/4/44, and, SOXO CON SAL NBD on 13/4/44.

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95817
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166111Brandon5748817-A42-95817
702 Mar 1944166211Kahley5748817-A42-95817