391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95844
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95844
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
844-B57542-95844O8-BMiss Behavin'Taxi sheets. Redesignation of 844-D ?1
844-D57542-95844O8-DMiss Behavin'Original website26
844-G57542-95844O8-GMiss Behavin'Taxi sheets. Redesignation of 844-D ?1
944-D57542-95844O8-DMiss Behavin'Taxi sheets. Typo for 844-D ?

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95844 (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 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 flown over from the USA by 1st Lt. Tommy F Tucker and crew. 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 about 3 miles East of Ahrweiler on the 23/12/44 Ahrweiler Railway Viaduct mission. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. William A Kloepfer, was set on fire in the bomb bay and spun down out of control. Only the engineer, S/Sgt. Delmer L Haynes managed to bail out and was captured. The rest of the crew were killed. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: 41-39782 (left),and, FP-060079 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON MIA on 23/12/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95844
Mission Source_id Description Serial
203M11670MACR 11670, 42-95844. 23 Dec 194442-95844

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95844
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
575th Ground CrewPeople42-95844
"Miss Behavin'" with Tucker.Nose Art42-95844
Tucker CrewCrews42-95844
"Miss Behavin'"Nose Art42-95844
Miss Behavin' ArtworkMiscellaneous42-95844

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95844
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166214Tucker57542844-D42-95844
702 Mar 1944166315Tucker57542844-D42-95844
4301 May 1944166213Tucker57538844-D42-95844
4401 May 1944166213Schirmer57538844-D42-95844
4502 May 1944166123Wolfe57438844-D42-95844
4707 May 1944166236Watson57438844-D42-95844
9614 Jun 1944166113Tucker57538844-D42-95844
9918 Jun 1944166223Tucker57538844-D42-95844
10020 Jun 1944166313Tucker57538844-B42-95844
10121 Jun 1944166133Tucker57538844-D42-95844
10625 Jun 1944166242Spare Ship57538844-D42-95844
10805 Jul 1944166213Tucker57538844-D42-95844
11412 Jul 1944166114Ljunggren57538844-D42-95844
11919 Jul 1944166212Lakin57438844-D42-95844
12023 Jul 1944166133Tucker57538844-D42-95844
12731 Jul 1944166125Tucker57538844-G42-95844
12801 Aug 1944166122Adamson57538844-D42-95844
13105 Aug 1944166231Mitchell57538844-D42-95844
13205 Aug 1944166231Mitchell57538844-D42-95844
13306 Aug 1944166136Hanlon57338844-D42-95844
13708 Aug 1944166115Morris57438844-D42-95844
16310 Sep 1944166123Goodwin57538844-D42-95844
16411 Sep 1944166132Breeseman57538844-D42-95844
16714 Sep 1944166215Goodwin57538844-D42-95844
17127 Sep 1944A-73114Gatlin57538844-D42-95844
17127 Sep 1944A-73123Webster57538844-D42-95844
18511 Nov 1944A-73236Kloepfer57513844-D42-95844
20323 Dec 1944A-73126Kloepfer57542844-D42-95844