391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95836
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95836
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
836-N57242-95836P2-NMcCarty's PartyOriginal website58

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95836 (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 listed at Louisville, Kentucky (ATC) from 9/12/43. Then flown to Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 13/12/43), 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. James P McCarty, who named the aircraft. Aircraft had flown 60 missions by 20/6/44, and flew a total of 166 ( 159 official ) combat missions, the highest in the 391st BG. During her time in combat, the aircraft suffered 1 dead stick landing, 2 belly landings, 1 single engine landing, and numerous flak holes, but never aborted a single mission due to mechanical trouble. Transferred out of the group in March / April 1945 when the 391st BG converted to the Douglas A-26 Invader. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 27/2/46.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95836
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"McCarty's Party" 42-95836 (572nd). Painting commissioned by Dave Garnham.Airplanes42-95836
McCarty CrewCrews42-95836
McCarty's PartyGarcia Collection42-95836
"McCarty's Party"Nose Art42-95836
"McCarty's Party"Nose Art42-95836
McCarty CrewCrews42-95836
McCarty's PartyAirplanes42-95836
3 ships release over FranceAirplanes42-95836

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95836
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
702 Mar 1944166237Watkinson5743836-N42-95836
4301 May 1944166132Hartman5731836-N42-95836
4401 May 1944166132Hartman5731836-N42-95836
4502 May 1944166216Mccarty5721836-N42-95836
4807 May 1944166116Mccarty5721836-N42-95836
5310 May 1944166222Mccarty5721836-N42-95836
5410 May 1944166222Mccarty5721836-N42-95836
6119 May 1944166234Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
6522 May 1944166134Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
7026 May 1944166234Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
7127 May 1944166234Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
7227 May 1944166215Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
7730 May 1944166126Mccarty57216836-N42-95836
8103 Jun 1944166237Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
8204 Jun 1944166226Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
8406 Jun 1944166225Kiedinger57214836-N42-95836
8808 Jun 1944166123Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
9010 Jun 1944166226Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
9312 Jun 1944166223Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
9513 Jun 1944166131Jobe57214836-N42-95836
9614 Jun 1944166226Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
9715 Jun 1944166126Youse57314836-N42-95836
9918 Jun 1944166114Sloss57314836-N42-95836
10020 Jun 1944166226Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
10221 Jun 1944166137Reynolds57214836-N42-95836
10805 Jul 1944166136Mccarty57314836-N42-95836
10906 Jul 1944166233Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
11007 Jul 1944166223Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
11919 Jul 1944166123Hanlon57214836-N42-95836
12023 Jul 1944166237Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
12225 Jul 1944166215Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
12428 Jul 1944166126Holliday57314836-N42-95836
12731 Jul 1944166113Lakin57514836-N42-95836
12801 Aug 1944166225Boyd57314836-N42-95836
13105 Aug 1944166237Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
13205 Aug 1944166237Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
13306 Aug 1944166237Mccarty57214836-N42-95836
13708 Aug 1944166215Reynolds57214836-N42-95836
16714 Sep 1944166116Dobda57314836-N42-95836
17127 Sep 1944A-73233Mosher57314836-N42-95836
18203 Nov 1944A-73224Fry57265836-N42-95836
18511 Nov 1944A-73225Kunberger57265836-N42-95836
20625 Dec 1944A-73121Crumal57262836-N42-95836
20725 Dec 1944A-73121Crumal57282836-N42-95836
21222 Jan 1945A-73211Mackay57262836-N42-95836
21428 Jan 1945A-73231Peterson57262836-N42-95836
21529 Jan 1945A-73221Peterson57262836-N42-95836
21601 Feb 1945A-73111Martin C.L.57562836-N42-95836
21906 Feb 1945A-73224Grow57262836-N42-95836
22008 Feb 1945A-73311Crumal57262836-N42-95836
22310 Feb 1945A-73121Wetherbee57262836-N42-95836
24303 Mar 1945A-73211Crumal57262836-N42-95836
24504 Mar 1945A-73242Spare Lead57262836-N42-95836
24706 Mar 1945A-73121Crumal57262836-N42-95836
25111 Mar 1945A-73211Earll57262836-N42-95836
25514 Mar 1945A-73111Crumal57262836-N42-95836
26118 Mar 1945A-73224Brown57262836-N42-95836
26522 Mar 1945A-73111Crumal57288836-N42-95836