391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95865
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95865
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
856-D57442-958654L-BSkyhagTaxi sheets. Typo for 865-D ?1
865-B57442-958654L-BSkyhagOriginal website
865-D157442-958654L-BSkyhagTaxi sheets. 44-67865 probably arrived late 1944,30
865-O57442-958654L-BSkyhagTaxi sheets. Typo for 865-D ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95865 (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 16/11/43. Next listed at Charleston Army Air Field, South Carolina (ATC) from 13/12/43. Then went to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 14/12/43), Daytona Beach Municipal Airport, Florida (from 29/12/43), and to Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida (30/12/43), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 1/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 1/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Shot down by Me-109 and Fw-190 fighters on the 23/12/44 Ahrweiler Railway Viaduct mission. The aircraft flown by Capt. Clyde G Brown had its tail shot off and crashed near Bollendorf, Luxemburg. Only two crew members, the radio operator and tail gunner managed to bail, and both were captured as POW's. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: 42-52398 (left), and, FP-060174 (right). The aircraft had flown 107 combat missions. Earlier flown by Lt. F J Majka. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON SAL NBD on 23/12/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95865
Mission Source_id Description Serial
203M11664MACR 11664, 42-95865. 23 Dec 194442-95865

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95865
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Sky Hag"Nose Art42-95865
"Skyhag"Nose Art42-95865
Majka CrewCrews42-95865
Saunders CrewCrews42-95865
"Skyhag"Nose Art42-95865
"Lady Chance" and "Sky Hag" in flightAirplanes42-95865
"Skyhag"Nose Art42-95865

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95865
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
20323 Dec 1944A-73234Brown57442865-D142-95865