391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95866
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95866
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
856-X57442-958664L-XEIGHT BALL (8-BALL)Taxi sheets. Typo for 866-X ?1
866-X57442-958664L-XEIGHT BALL (8-BALL)Original website25
886-X57442-958664L-XEIGHT BALL (8-BALL)Taxi sheets. Typo for 866-X.1

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95866 (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 18/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 13/12/43), to Raleigh-Durham Army Air Field, North Carolina (ATC) from 14/12/43, and then to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (no date given). Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 11/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 11/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 24/2/44. Flew 79 combat missions, serving with the 391st BG from 17/6/44, until the group converted to the A-26 Invader in April 1945. Pilot H D Heron. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 19/12/45.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95866
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Don Wolfe? ("8-Ball") CrewCrews42-95866
"8 Ball"Nose Art42-95866
Tom Deja #1People42-95866
Tom Deja #2People42-95866

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95866
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
10020 Jun 1944166136Wolfe57431866-X42-95866
10625 Jun 1944166213Wolfe57431866-X42-95866
10906 Jul 1944166123Wolfe57431866-X42-95866
11007 Jul 1944166113Wolfe57431866-X42-95866
11412 Jul 1944166226Threadgill57431866-X42-95866
11919 Jul 1944166233Wolfe57431866-X42-95866
12124 Jul 1944166136Wolfe57431866-X42-95866
12428 Jul 1944166242Spare Ship57431866-X42-95866
13105 Aug 1944166226Hanish57531866-X42-95866
13205 Aug 1944166226Hanish57531866-X42-95866
13306 Aug 1944166233Jacobi57531866-X42-95866
13708 Aug 1944166113Wolfe57431866-X42-95866
16310 Sep 1944166242Spare Ship57431866-X42-95866
17127 Sep 1944A-73126Kloepfer57531866-X42-95866
18203 Nov 1944A-73123Evans57447866-X42-95866
20625 Dec 1944A-73133Proctor574RW856-X42-95866
20725 Dec 1944A-73133Proctor574RW866-X42-95866
20901 Jan 1945A-73125Proctor574RW866-X42-95866
21014 Jan 1945A-73112Proctor574RW866-X42-95866
21222 Jan 1945A-73124Proctor574RW866-X42-95866
21906 Feb 1945A-73011Proctor574RW866-X42-95866
22008 Feb 1945A-73234Proctor574RW866-X42-95866
23018 Feb 1945A-73222Mclaurin574RW866-X42-95866
25111 Mar 1945A-73122Henage574RW866-X42-95866
25514 Mar 1945A-73226Lawson574RW866-X42-95866
26118 Mar 1945A-73125Martorani574RW866-X42-95866