391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95847
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95847
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
847-B57542-95847O8-BSCRUMPTIOUSTaxi sheets. Redesignation of 847-H ?1
847-E57542-95847O8-ESCRUMPTIOUSTaxi sheets. Redesignation of 847-H ?1
847-H57542-95847O8-HSCRUMPTIOUSMark Styling39
847-M57542-95847O8-MSCRUMPTIOUSTaxi sheets. Redesignation of 847-H ?1
847-T57542-95847O8-TSCRUMPTIOUSOriginal website

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95847 (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 13/11/43. Then flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 9/12/43), 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 2nd Lt. Junior W Olfson. Badly shot up on the Ahrweiler RR bridge, Germany mission of 23/12/44. The pilot, Capt. Richard N Breeseman was badly injured, as were the co-pilot, top gunner, & tail gunner. Capt. Herschel S Harkins, the 575th CO, who was flying as an observer, flew the aircraft back to base for a crash landing. The aircraft was so badly damaged that it never flew again, and was salvaged. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON SAL NBD on 26/12/44.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95847
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Nose art. ScrumptiousGarcia Collection42-95847
Nose art. ScrumptiousGarcia Collection42-95847
"Scrumptious"Nose Art42-95847
"Scrumptious"Nose Art42-95847
"Scrumptious"Nose Art42-95847
"Scrumptious"Nose Art42-95847
"Scrumptious"Nose Art42-95847

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95847
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
425 Feb 1944166213Olfson57540847-H42-95847
702 Mar 1944166334Olfson57540847-H42-95847
3122 Apr 1944166115Baxter57340847-H42-95847
4028 Apr 1944166232Dauteuil57440847-H42-95847
4301 May 1944166214Laframboise57540847-H42-95847
4401 May 1944166241Spare Ship57540847-H42-95847
4502 May 1944166135Watson57440847-H42-95847
4707 May 1944166211Loesch57440847-H42-95847
5410 May 1944166112Dauteuil57430847-B42-95847
6015 May 1944166241Spare Lead57540847-H42-95847
6119 May 1944166111Brandon57440847-H42-95847
6119 May 1944166241Spare Lead57540847-H42-95847
6522 May 1944166216Alexander57440847-H42-95847
7026 May 1944166135Evans57440847-H42-95847
7127 May 1944166111Bush57440847-H42-95847
7227 May 1944166111Hollis57440847-H42-95847
8406 Jun 1944166321Thorn57341847-H42-95847
8707 Jun 1944166111Stalnaker57541847-H42-95847
9614 Jun 1944166121Kelley57541847-H42-95847
9715 Jun 1944166135Newcomer57341847-H42-95847
9918 Jun 1944166211Olfson57541847-H42-95847
10020 Jun 1944166314Olfson57541847-H42-95847
10121 Jun 1944166114Olfson57541847-H42-95847
10221 Jun 1944166241Spare Lead57541847-H42-95847
10625 Jun 1944166136Bollinger57318847-H42-95847
10625 Jun 1944166137Olfson57540847-H42-95847
10805 Jul 1944166221Wolfe57541847-H42-95847
11007 Jul 1944166135Lowe57441847-H42-95847
12023 Jul 1944166114Ljunggren57541847-H42-95847
12124 Jul 1944166211Kelley57541847-H42-95847
12225 Jul 1944166243Spare Ship57541847-H42-95847
12326 Jul 1944166242Spare Lead57541847-H42-95847
12731 Jul 1944166123Olfson57541847-H42-95847
13105 Aug 1944166211Ljunggren57541847-H42-95847
13205 Aug 1944166211Ljunggren57541847-H42-95847
13306 Aug 1944166221Jannsen57541847-H42-95847
13708 Aug 1944166121Majka57441847-H42-95847
16310 Sep 1944166111Ljunggren57441847-M42-95847
16411 Sep 1944166111Jannsen57541847-H42-95847
18203 Nov 1944A-73231Breeseman5758847-H42-95847
19229 Nov 1944A-73111Ljunggren5758847-H42-95847
20323 Dec 1944A-73121Breeseman575??847-E42-95847