391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95829
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95829
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
829-C57342-95829T6-CCOUNTESSMark Styling4
829-G57342-95829T6-GCOUNTESSTaxi sheets. Redesignation of 829-C ?1
829-J57342-95829T6-JCOUNTESSOriginal website

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95829 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26B-50-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 9/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 6/12/43), 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. Robert B Logan. Shot down by flak over the target on the 8/5/44 mission to Bonnieres, France. The aircraft took a direct flak hit in the left engine which split the engine apart. The pilot Capt. Frank B Adams salvoed the bomb load immediately, and as the aircraft slid away underneath the formation all six crew managed to successfully bail out, but were captured. Aircraft crashed 2 km North west of Sybiville, 6 km NE of Frevent, France. Engines, P&W R-2800-43, serials: 42-51368 (left), and, FP-060132 (right). The final entries on the aircraft record card list, GLUE 9AF CON AFMSC on 10/5/44, and, GLUE CON BD on 10/5/44. Have also seen this aircraft listed as "San Antonio Rose, It's A Lemon", needs confirmation.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95829
Mission Source_id Description Serial
50M04482MACR 04482, 42-95829. 8 May 194442-95829

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95829
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166235Hanish57514829-C42-95829
702 Mar 1944166122Boylan57317826-J42-95829
702 Mar 1944166113Logan57314829-C42-95829
3122 Apr 1944166113Logan57314829-C42-95829
4028 Apr 1944166135Fry57214829-G42-95829
4707 May 1944166233Stanfield57414829-C42-95829