391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95832
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95832
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
832-?57442-958324L-HTHE HUNTRESSTaxi sheets. Typo for 832-H ?1
832-H57442-958324L-HTHE HUNTRESSOriginal website20

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95832 (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 10/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 6/12/43), to Pittsburgh, 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. Frederick E Bush and crew. Crashed 3 miles South of Matching Green at 1350 hours, shortly after take off on 4/7/44 due to engine failure, flown by 1st Lt. Donald D O'Hare. The aircraft took off from Matching Green loaded with 10 x 100lb bombs on board for a local training mission. Just as the aircraft was becoming airborne the left engine failed completely, and the right prop began to fluctuate wildly. Since the aircraft was not at a speed to ensure control and hold altitude, the pilot selected a grass field and made a text book belly landing on a slight uphill slope. The aircraft slid on its belly for about 150 to 200 yards before crossing a ditch which swung it to the right, tearing off the left engine, and setting the a/c on fire. All the crew received minor injuries, apart from Cpl. Schwisow who suffered major injuries, and was saved by the co-pilot and engineer who were brothers. Both received the service medal for their actions. The a/c was salvaged by the 87th Air Service Squadron on the 5/7/44. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 5/7/44. Accident records list this aircraft as 575th BS.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95832
Mission Source_id Description Serial
0A00033Accident Report, 42-95832. 4 Jul 194442-95832

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95832
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"The Huntress"Nose Art42-95832
"The Huntress"Nose Art42-95832
"The Huntress"Nose Art42-95832

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95832
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166134Bush57427832-H42-95832
702 Mar 1944166224Bush57427832-H42-95832
3122 Apr 1944166231Bush57427832-H42-95832
4028 Apr 1944166224Bush57427832-H42-95832
4707 May 1944166232Garwick57427832-H42-95832
6015 May 1944166235Newman57436832-H42-95832
6119 May 1944166115Newman57438832-H42-95832
6119 May 1944166121Loesch57436832-H42-95832
7127 May 1944166114Kahley57436832-H42-95832
7227 May 1944166124Kahley57436832-H42-95832
7730 May 1944166221Bird57436832-H42-95832
7831 May 1944166214Bush57436832-H42-95832
8103 Jun 1944166124Bush57436832-H42-95832
8204 Jun 1944166121Bush57436832-H42-95832
8406 Jun 1944166133Metelsky57436832-H42-95832
9312 Jun 1944166123Wolfe57436832-H42-95832
9614 Jun 1944166126Kiedinger57536832-H42-95832
9715 Jun 1944166216Reynolds57236832-H42-95832
9918 Jun 1944166243Spare Ship57436832-H42-95832
10020 Jun 1944166321Bush57436832-H42-95832
10625 Jun 1944166226Lowder57436832-?42-95832