391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95834
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95834
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
834-B57242-95834P2-BILL WINDOriginal website30

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95834 (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, and Patterson Field, Ohio (ATC) from 11/12/43. Then flown to Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 12/12/43), and assigned to the 391st BG. Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 4/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 4/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Original group aircraft flown over from the USA by 2nd Lt. Richard G Dickinson and crew. Hit by 42-95800 on the 13/8/44 mission to the Cherisy RR bridge, France whilst on the bomb run, severing the tail section. The aircraft flown by 2nd Lt. Ralph H Boyd flipped over on its back and spun down. The pilot managed to bail out and evaded capture, but the rest of the crew were killed. The MACR lists this aircraft as 573rd BG, but I believe it was a 572nd BS aircraft flown by a 573rd BS crew, but this needs confirmation. Engines, P&W R-2800-43, serials: FP-060101 (left), and, FP-060025 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 15/8/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95834
Mission Source_id Description Serial
144M07649MACR 07649, 42-95834. 13 Aug 194442-95834

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95834
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Dickinson ("Ill Wind") CrewCrews42-95834
"Ill Wind"Nose Art42-95834
ReynoldsCrews42-95834
DickinsonCrews42-95834
"Ill Wind"Nose Art42-95834

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95834
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
702 Mar 1944166216Jarrett574??834-B42-95834
4028 Apr 1944166134Dickinson5728834-B42-95834
4502 May 1944166231Dickinson5728834-B42-95834
5310 May 1944166224Dickinson5728834-B42-95834
5410 May 1944166224Dickinson5728834-B42-95834
6015 May 1944166124Dickinson5728834-B42-95834
6522 May 1944166125Crim5728834-B42-95834
7026 May 1944166214Dickinson5728834-B42-95834
7127 May 1944166214Dickinson5728834-B42-95834
7227 May 1944166234Dickinson5728834-B42-95834
7730 May 1944166114Dickinson5728834-B42-95834
7831 May 1944166131Dickinson5728834-B42-95834
8204 Jun 1944166224Dickinson57213834-B42-95834
8406 Jun 1944166233Walker5729834-B42-95834
8707 Jun 1944166243Spare Ship5729834-B42-95834
9010 Jun 1944166214Holliday5729834-B42-95834
9614 Jun 1944166231Dickinson5729834-B42-95834
9918 Jun 1944166112Boylan5739834-B42-95834
10020 Jun 1944166214Jobe5729834-B42-95834
10121 Jun 1944166231Jobe5729834-B42-95834
10221 Jun 1944166131Whitson5729834-B42-95834
10906 Jul 1944166215Reynolds5729834-B42-95834
11007 Jul 1944166214Dickinson5729834-B42-95834
11412 Jul 1944166133Barker5729834-B42-95834
11919 Jul 1944166114Rutledge5739834-B42-95834
12124 Jul 1944166236Koehl5729834-B42-95834
12225 Jul 1944166224Smith5729834-B42-95834
12326 Jul 1944166114Dickinson5729834-B42-95834
13306 Aug 1944166134Boone5739834-B42-95834
13708 Aug 1944166224Dickinson5729834-B42-95834