391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95823
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95823
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
823-?57342-95823T6-NBABY DOLL IIITaxi sheets. Typo for 823-N ?1
823-N57342-95823T6-NBABY DOLL IIIOriginal website34

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95823 (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 4/12/43, to Roanoke Regional Airport, Virginia (ATC) from 7/12/43. 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 6/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 6/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Original group aircraft ferried over from the USA by 1st Lt. Richard J Snyder. The aircraft had flown 68 missions by 20/6/44. Crashed returning from a ferry mission to the groups new base at Roye/Amy, France on 24/9/44. The aircraft ran into a storm in the late evening, could not locate the airfield due to the severe weather, and came down about 1.5 miles north of Blackmore village, Essex (Grid Reference M047214) at 2100 hours whilst attempting to let down through the overcast. The pilot 1st Lt. Richard E Baehr and crew were killed. Lt. Baehr had already completed his 65 mission combat tour. Aircraft salvaged on 24/9/44. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 24/9/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95823
Mission Source_id Description Serial
0A00042Accident Report, 42-95823. 24 Sep 194442-95823

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95823
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Baby Doll III"Nose Art42-95823
JacobsCrews42-95823

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95823
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166216Ruble57521823-N42-95823
702 Mar 1944166115Dearing57321823-N42-95823
4028 Apr 1944166125Smith57221823-N42-95823
4301 May 1944166113Snyder57321823-N42-95823
4401 May 1944166113Snyder57321823-N42-95823
4707 May 1944166126Koehl57221823-N42-95823
4807 May 1944166126Koehl57221823-N42-95823
5310 May 1944166233Hanlon57221823-N42-95823
5410 May 1944166232Smith57221823-N42-95823
6119 May 1944166232Koehl57221823-N42-95823
7026 May 1944166235Holliday57221823-N42-95823
7127 May 1944166235Dewitt57221823-N42-95823
7730 May 1944166132Crim57221823-N42-95823
7831 May 1944166232Garwick57421823-N42-95823
8103 Jun 1944166232Holliday57221823-N42-95823
8707 Jun 1944166215Snyder57323823-N42-95823
9312 Jun 1944166222Alexander57223823-N42-95823
9513 Jun 1944166132Crim57223823-N42-95823
9614 Jun 1944166235Crim57223823-N42-95823
9715 Jun 1944166124Snyder57323823-N42-95823
9918 Jun 1944166123Snyder57323823-?42-95823
10020 Jun 1944166125Dillard57323823-N42-95823
10221 Jun 1944166234Snyder57323823-N42-95823
10625 Jun 1944166114Snyder57323823-N42-95823
10906 Jul 1944166124Alexander57423823-N42-95823
11007 Jul 1944166232Crim57223823-N42-95823
12124 Jul 1944166115Holliday57323823-N42-95823
12326 Jul 1944166226Lowe57423823-N42-95823
13105 Aug 1944166114Snyder57323823-N42-95823
13205 Aug 1944166114Snyder57323823-N42-95823
13306 Aug 1944166115May57323823-N42-95823
13708 Aug 1944166223Alexander57223823-N42-95823
16310 Sep 1944166234Bjork57323823-N42-95823
16411 Sep 1944166215Baker57323823-N42-95823
16714 Sep 1944166124Bjork57323823-N42-95823