391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95838
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95838
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
836-B57442-958384L-BSleepy Time Gal ???Taxi sheets. Typo for 838-B ?1
838-B57442-958384L-BSleepy Time Gal ???Original website27
838-H57442-958384L-HSleepy Time Gal ???Taxi sheets. Redesignation of 838-B ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95838 (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 12/11/43. Next listed at 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 8/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 8/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Original group aircraft. Shot down by Me-109 and Fw-190 fighters on the 23/12/44 mission to the Ahrweiler Railway viaduct, Germany. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. Wilbur P Stevenson was attacked about 3 miles east of Ahrweiler, shooting out the tail gunners position and setting the starboard engine on fire. The pilot kept the plane in a level glide so that the rest of the crew had time to bail out, but was killed when the aircraft exploded in mid air. The aircraft crashed near Wittlich, Germany. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: FP-060065 (left), and, 42-263172 (right). Earlier flown by 1st Lt. C G Aldous. The MACR states that this aircraft had no name. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON MIA on 23/12/44. There is a photograph of the nose section of "Calamity Lu" showing many mission symbols. Inscribed under the pilots window is "Lt. "Wint" May.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95838
Mission Source_id Description Serial
203M11485MACR 11485, 42-95838. 23 Dec 194442-95838

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95838
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166115Metelsky57436838-B42-95838
702 Mar 1944166214Barger57436838-B42-95838
7227 May 1944166131Newcomer57435838-B42-95838
7730 May 1944166231Barger57435836-B42-95838
8406 Jun 1944166116Stanfield57435838-B42-95838
8707 Jun 1944166126Schreiber57535838-B42-95838
9010 Jun 1944166125Watkinson57435838-B42-95838
9312 Jun 1944166115Lowe57435838-B42-95838
9513 Jun 1944166125Dewitt57235838-B42-95838
9715 Jun 1944166223Danforth57235838-B42-95838
9918 Jun 1944166234Harlow57535838-B42-95838
10020 Jun 1944166236Lowe57435838-B42-95838
10121 Jun 1944166135Kiedinger57535838-B42-95838
10625 Jun 1944166212Lowe57435838-B42-95838
10906 Jul 1944166132Lowe57435838-B42-95838
11412 Jul 1944166224Alexander57435838-B42-95838
12023 Jul 1944166122Rutledge57535838-B42-95838
12225 Jul 1944166133Callison57435838-B42-95838
12326 Jul 1944166243Spare Ship57435838-H42-95838
12428 Jul 1944166225Adamson57535838-B42-95838
12731 Jul 1944166237Lowe57435838-B42-95838
12801 Aug 1944166137Newman57435838-B42-95838
13105 Aug 1944166225Saunders57535838-B42-95838
13205 Aug 1944166225Saunders57535838-B42-95838
13306 Aug 1944166236Saunders57535838-B42-95838
16714 Sep 1944166232Schreiber57235838-B42-95838
18203 Nov 1944A-73113Chism574RW838-B42-95838
18511 Nov 1944A-73123Lowe574RW838-B42-95838
20323 Dec 1944A-73134Stevenson57442838-B42-95838