391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95848
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95848
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
848-N57542-95848O8-NOriginal website9
849-N57542-95848O8-NTaxi sheets. Typo for 848-N ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95848 (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 12/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 12/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 19/2/44. Original group aircraft flown over from the USA by Major John S Samuel. Shot down by flak on the 7/6/44 mission to bomb RR sidings at Briouze, France. Four chutes were spotted, but only 2 crew survived. Pilot 2nd Lt. Leroy R Sullivan was killed. Aircraft were forced to bomb from only 3,100 feet due to cloud cover over the target, and were targeted by light flak positions. The aircraft took multiple hits shortly after bombs away, and crashed in a field North of Briouze, between the German and allied lines. It went in at an angle striking the ground right wing down, broke apart, but did not explode. The two survivors who were both injured, were picked up by Canadian soldiers who were passing the wreckage stren across the field, and also noted three dead crew members. The final entries on the aircraft record card list, GLUE 9AF CON AFMSC on 8/6/44, and, SOXO CON MIA on 8/6/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95848
Mission Source_id Description Serial
87M05689MACR 05689, 42-95848. 7 Jun 194442-95848

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95848
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
3122 Apr 1944166225Dauteuil57436848-N42-95848
4028 Apr 1944166235Lowder57436848-N42-95848
4401 May 1944166222Martin57536848-N42-95848
4502 May 1944166133Stanfield57436848-N42-95848
4707 May 1944166241Hollis57438848-N42-95848
7127 May 1944166131Salmon57438848-N42-95848
7227 May 1944166114Salmon57438848-N42-95848
8103 Jun 1944166143Spare Ship57538849-N42-95848
8204 Jun 1944166132Newman57438848-N42-95848
8707 Jun 1944166116Sullivan57538848-N42-95848