391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95843
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95843
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
843-J57542-95843O8-JRATIONED PASSIONOriginal website42

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95843 (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 11/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 11/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 19/2/44. Original group aircraft flown over from the USA by 1st Lt. Burton C Hanish and crew. Completed 100 missions on 20/6/44. Crash landed back at base on 9/3/45 returning from the mission to Wiesbaden, Germany. The landing gear failed due to flak damage. Pilot 2nd Lt. James B Willis. The aircraft record card also lists this serial as GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 14/8/44 (in error?) and finally, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 10/3/45. Nose art painted by Bill Schmidt. Have also seen this aircraft listed as un-named, needs confirmation.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95843
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Rationed Passion"Nose Art42-95843
Fleck CrewCrews42-95843
575 BS Crew ChiefsPeople42-95843
"Rationed Passion" comes homeAirplanes42-95843
"Rationed Passion" with unknown personNose Art42-95843
"Rationed Passion" in flightAirplanes42-95843
"Rationed Passion"Nose Art42-95843

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95843
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
702 Mar 1944166331Mitchell57536843-J42-95843
4301 May 1944166232Fleck57536843-J42-95843
4401 May 1944166232Lakin57536843-J42-95843
4502 May 1944166132Garwick57436843-J42-95843
4707 May 1944166212Horridge57436843-J42-95843
5310 May 1944166126Dauteuil57435843-J42-95843
5410 May 1944166124Alexander57445843-J42-95843
6119 May 1944166112Lowe57445843-J42-95843
6522 May 1944166234Carson57445843-J42-95843
7026 May 1944166133Dauteuil57445843-J42-95843
8103 Jun 1944166142Spare Ship57545843-J42-95843
8204 Jun 1944166134Kahley57445843-J42-95843
8707 Jun 1944166123Fleck57545843-J42-95843
9010 Jun 1944166112Evans57445843-J42-95843
9918 Jun 1944166213Fleck57545843-J42-95843
10020 Jun 1944166332Fleck57545843-J42-95843
10625 Jun 1944166236Fleck57446843-J42-95843
10805 Jul 1944166222Fleck57545843-J42-95843
11007 Jul 1944166134Horridge57445843-J42-95843
11412 Jul 1944166123Schreiber57546843-J42-95843
11919 Jul 1944166242Spare Ship57545843-J42-95843
12023 Jul 1944166136Wilkinson57546843-J42-95843
12326 Jul 1944166214Majka57445843-J42-95843
12428 Jul 1944166215Ekstrom57545843-J42-95843
12731 Jul 1944166116Fleck57545843-J42-95843
12801 Aug 1944166114Jannsen57545843-J42-95843
13105 Aug 1944166235Fleck57545843-J42-95843
13205 Aug 1944166235Fleck57545843-J42-95843
13306 Aug 1944166212Fleck57545843-J42-95843
16310 Sep 1944166113Webster57445843-J42-95843
16411 Sep 1944166116Goodwin57545843-J42-95843
18511 Nov 1944A-73234Burhanna5753843-J42-95843
20423 Dec 1944A-73211Cassiday5733843-J42-95843
20725 Dec 1944A-73221Hanish5753843-J42-95843
21014 Jan 1945A-73131Willis5753843-J42-95843
21428 Jan 1945A-73211Hanish5753843-J42-95843
21529 Jan 1945A-73011Proctor5743843-J42-95843
21601 Feb 1945A-73114Hanish5753843-J42-95843
22008 Feb 1945A-73111Harkins5755843-J42-95843
22310 Feb 1945A-73131Harkins5753843-J42-95843
24504 Mar 1945A-73121Lippincott5753843-J42-95843
24706 Mar 1945A-73134Breeseman5753843-J42-95843