391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95840
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95840
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
840-R57442-958404L-RSAM CRANOriginal website11

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95840 (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 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. Lloyd B Stanfield and crew. Aircraft crash landed near the coast on 28/5/44, whilst on a test flight, ran into anti landing traps, and was declared Cat E and salvaged. The pilot, 2nd Lt. Leroy R Sullivan & crew were OK. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 30/5/44. Have also seen this aircraft listed as "Sam Cran", needs confirmation.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95840
Mission Source_id Description Serial
74A00093Accident Report, 42-95840 28 May 194442-95840

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95840
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166126Stanfield57430840-R42-95840
3122 Apr 1944166223Stanfield57429840-R42-95840
4028 Apr 1944166213Newcomer57429840-R42-95840
4301 May 1944166216Wilkinson57529840-R42-95840
4401 May 1944166216Petrich57529840-R42-95840
5310 May 1944166113Stanfield57429840-R42-95840
5410 May 1944166136Stanfield57429840-R42-95840
6015 May 1944166213Stanfield57429840-R42-95840
6522 May 1944166225Wolfe57429840-R42-95840
7026 May 1944166113Stanfield57429840-R42-95840
7227 May 1944166133Lowe57429840-R42-95840