391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95872
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95872
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
872-?1PFS42-95872IH-QAmerican Air Museum website2
872-Q1PFS42-95872IH-QPaul Clouting

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95872 (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 22/11/43. Next flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 16/12/43). Then went to Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida (from 7/1/44), from where the aircraft was 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. Entered service with the 1st Pathfinder Squadron on 13/4/44. Tha aircraft flew 69 combat missions and survived the war. Condemned for salvage on 15/10/45. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 15/10/45.