391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95855
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95855
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
855-A57542-95855O8-ATHE GRINNING GREMLINTaxi sheets. Typo for 855-R ?1
855-R57542-95855O8-RTHE GRINNING GREMLINOriginal website33

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95855 (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 15/11/43. Then went to Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 11/12/43), and assigned to the 391st BG. Next listed at Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida (from 30/1/44). Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 7/2/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 7/2/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 7/3/44. Original group aircraft flown over from the USA by 1st Lt. Lawrence F Schirmer. Badly damaged by fighters on the 23/12/44 mission to Ahrweiler RR bridge, Germany flown by 2nd Lt. William J Kirton. The aircraft was salvaged on return to base. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON SAL NBD on 26/12/44.

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95855
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
6015 May 1944166243Spare Ship57545855-R42-95855
6522 May 1944166233Evans57446855-R42-95855
7026 May 1944166137Cassiday57345855-R42-95855
7127 May 1944166123Stanfield57445855-R42-95855
7127 May 1944166243Spare Ship57545855-R42-95855
7227 May 1944166116Stanfield57445855-R42-95855
7730 May 1944166215Lowder57445855-R42-95855
8103 Jun 1944166136Lowe57445855-R42-95855
8204 Jun 1944166126Stanfield57445855-R42-95855
8406 Jun 1944166336Lakin57545855-R42-95855
8707 Jun 1944166132Wilkinson57545855-R42-95855
8808 Jun 1944166135Danforth57245855-R42-95855
9010 Jun 1944166123Wolfe57445855-R42-95855
9513 Jun 1944166225Sloss57345855-R42-95855
9614 Jun 1944166123Wilkinson57545855-R42-95855
9715 Jun 1944166226Dewitt57243855-R42-95855
9918 Jun 1944166233Wilkinson57545855-R42-95855
10020 Jun 1944166333Wilkinson57545855-R42-95855
10121 Jun 1944166136Wilkinson57545855-R42-95855
10221 Jun 1944166133Crim57245855-R42-95855
10805 Jul 1944166223Wilkinson57545855-R42-95855
10906 Jul 1944166125Horridge57445855-R42-95855
11412 Jul 1944166124Wilkinson57545855-R42-95855
12124 Jul 1944166213Wilkinson57545855-R42-95855
13105 Aug 1944166212Lakin57545855-R42-95855
13205 Aug 1944166212Lakin57545855-R42-95855
13306 Aug 1944166214Wolfe57545855-R42-95855
13708 Aug 1944166125Spangler57445855-R42-95855
16310 Sep 1944166122Wilkins57546855-R42-95855
16411 Sep 1944166125Webster57545855-R42-95855
16714 Sep 1944166216Kloepfer57545855-R42-95855
17127 Sep 1944A-73132Kiedinger57545855-R42-95855
20323 Dec 1944A-73115Kirton5752855-R42-95855