391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95830
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95830
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
830-M57342-95830T6-MCalamity LuOriginal website37

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95830 (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 Patterson Field, Ohio (ATC) from 9/12/43. Then flown 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 flown over from the USA by 1st Lt. Frank Bernzen, Jnr and crew. Damaged by flak on the 8/6/44 mission to railway junctions at Valognes, near Cherbourg, France and made an emergency landing back at Matching Green on return. The aircraft was repaired by 24/7/44. The aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON AFMSC on 8/6/44, and, GLUE 9AF REPAIRED on 24/7/44. Hit by flak on the 30/3/45 mission to Bad Oyenhausen, Germany. Last seen flying on one engine over Usslen at 2,500 feet. All crew bailed out except pilot, 2nd Lt. Alden B Anderson, and co-pilot, 2nd Lt. Donald M Bergstrom, who crash landed the aircraft. All were captured as POW's. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 30/3/45.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95830
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Calamity Lu"Nose Art42-95830
Walker CrewCrews42-95830
Walker CrewCrews42-95830
100 Franc noteMiscellaneous42-95830
"Calamity Lu"Nose Art42-95830

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95830
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166234Oliver57522830-M42-95830
702 Mar 1944166123Boone57322830-M42-95830
3122 Apr 1944166126Youse57322830-M42-95830
4301 May 1944166122Youse57322830-M42-95830
4401 May 1944166122Youse57322830-M42-95830
4502 May 1944166235Smith57222830-M42-95830
4707 May 1944166143Loaded Spare57322830-M42-95830
4807 May 1944166133Whitson57218830-M42-95830
6015 May 1944166135Crim57222830-M42-95830
6119 May 1944166237Gibson57322830-M42-95830
6522 May 1944166135Fry57222830-M42-95830
7026 May 1944166225Smith57222830-M42-95830
7227 May 1944166225Dewitt57222830-M42-95830
8406 Jun 1944166326Clark57323830-M42-95830
12023 Jul 1944166233Metelsky57425830-M42-95830
12124 Jul 1944166233Jacobi57225830-M42-95830
12428 Jul 1944166122Daffern57325830-M42-95830
12731 Jul 1944166215Daffern57325830-M42-95830
12801 Aug 1944166216Bollinger57325830-M42-95830
13306 Aug 1944166116Holliday57328830-M42-95830
16310 Sep 1944166222May57328830-M42-95830
16411 Sep 1944166223May57328830-M42-95830
16714 Sep 1944166133May57328830-M42-95830
17127 Sep 1944A-73235Channell57323830-M42-95830
18511 Nov 1944A-73135Walter57335830-M42-95830
19229 Nov 1944A-73234Brockway57233830-M42-95830
21014 Jan 1945A-73235Schaffron57335830-M42-95830
21222 Jan 1945A-73232Rice57335830-M42-95830
21428 Jan 1945A-73137Larsen57335830-M42-95830
21529 Jan 1945A-73236Ellis57335830-M42-95830
21601 Feb 1945A-73222Wanstreet57335830-M42-95830
21906 Feb 1945A-73134Schaffron57335830-M42-95830
22008 Feb 1945A-73216Edwards57335830-M42-95830
23018 Feb 1945A-73343Spare Ship57335830-M42-95830
24303 Mar 1945A-73136Lentz57335830-M42-95830
24504 Mar 1945A-73222Wilson57335830-M42-95830
26522 Mar 1945A-73316Emmert57335830-M42-95830