391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95841
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95841
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
841-S57442-958414L-SPOWERFUL KATRINKAOriginal website28

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95841 (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 11/11/43. 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 overseas by 2nd Lt. Robert W Garwick and crew. He named the aircraft after his wife Kate Garwick. Aircraft record card also lists this serial as force landing at an Advanced Landing Strip on 26/9/44, and repaired the following day (GLUE 9AF CON ON ALS on 26/9/44, and, GLUE 9AF REPAIRED on 27/9/44). This information needs confirmation. Shot down by Me-109 and Fw-190 fighters 3 miles East of Ahrweiler, Germany on the 23/12/44 Ahrweiler Railway Viaduct mission. The pilot, 2nd Lt. Edward F Donnelly and all the crew were killed. The MACR indicates that this aircraft may have been lost to flak, as the only eyewitness to the demise of this aircraft did not see any fighters attack this aircraft. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: FP-060152 (left), and, FP-060128 (right). The MACR gives the name of this aircraft as "Powerful Katrinka". The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON MIA on 23/12/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95841
Mission Source_id Description Serial
203M11671MACR 11671, 42-95841. 23 Dec 194442-95841

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95841
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Powerful KatrinkaAirplanes42-95841
"Powerful Katrinka"Nose Art42-95841
Powerful Katrinka 42-95841 ??-SAirplanes42-95841
Powerful Katrinka and Purrin' Panther in flightAirplanes42-95841
McLeishPeople42-95841
"Powerful Katrinka"Nose Art42-95841

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95841
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166133Garwick57430841-S42-95841
702 Mar 1944166235Garwick57430841-S42-95841
3122 Apr 1944166215Watkinson57429841-S42-95841
4028 Apr 1944166236Callison57429841-S42-95841
5310 May 1944166112Garwick57429841-S42-95841
5410 May 1944166135Garwick57429841-S42-95841
6015 May 1944166212Garwick57429841-S42-95841
6119 May 1944166135Garwick57429841-S42-95841
7026 May 1944166115Shofner57429841-S42-95841
8103 Jun 1944166122Garwick57429841-S42-95841
8204 Jun 1944166125Garwick57429841-S42-95841
8406 Jun 1944166123Wolfe57429841-S42-95841
8707 Jun 1944166212Youse57328841-S42-95841
8808 Jun 1944166241Garwick57429841-S42-95841
9312 Jun 1944166132Garwick57429841-S42-95841
9715 Jun 1944166235Holliday57229841-S42-95841
9918 Jun 1944166212Jacobi57529841-S42-95841
10020 Jun 1944166133Garwick57429841-S42-95841
10121 Jun 1944166141Spare57429841-S42-95841
11412 Jul 1944166222Garwick57429841-S42-95841
11919 Jul 1944166215Garwick57429841-S42-95841
16411 Sep 1944166136Hillier57529841-S42-95841
16714 Sep 1944166241Spare Lead57429841-S42-95841
17127 Sep 1944A-73135Lippincott57529841-S42-95841
18203 Nov 1944A-73124Bischoff57444841-S42-95841
18511 Nov 1944A-73121Bischoff57444841-S42-95841
19229 Nov 1944A-73131Bischoff57443841-S42-95841
20323 Dec 1944A-73233Donnelly57442841-S42-95841