391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95943
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95943
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
943-F57342-95943T6-FOriginal website8
945-F57342-95943T6-1Taxi sheets. Typo for 943-F ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95943 (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 7/12/43. Next listed at Morris Field, Charlotte, North Carolina (ATC) from 15/12/43. Then flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 16/12/43). Assigned to the 8th AF at Hunter Field. Next went to Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida (from 29/12/43) from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 31/12/43. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 31/12/43, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Damaged Cat.3 in a landing accident at Station 166, Matching Green on 15/3/44 flown by Samuel S Lowenthal. The aircraft was repaired. Shot down by flak on the 28/5/44 mission to the Amiens Marshalling yards. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. Harry D Porter was hit by a flak burst under the right wing which damaged the right engine. The aircraft weaved about in the formation narrowly missing other aircraft as the pilot struggled to regain control. After several near misses the aircraft dropped away into the cloud and crashed. Although no chutes were spotted by other aircraft, six chutes were spotted by observers on the ground. The final entries on the aircraft record card list, GLUE 9AF CON AFMSC on 29/5/44, and, SOXO MIA on 29/5/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95943
Mission Source_id Description Serial
0A00024Accident Report, 42-95943. 15 Mar 194442-95943
74M05127MACR 05127, 42-95943. 28 May 194442-95943

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95943
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
702 Mar 1944166131Mcnulty57316943-F42-95943
3122 Apr 1944166111Williams57316943-F42-95943
4028 Apr 1944166227Garwick57416945-F42-95943
4401 May 1944166225Schreiber57516943-F42-95943
4807 May 1944166141Spare Lead57316943-F42-95943
5310 May 1944166141Spare Lead57316943-F42-95943
7026 May 1944166121Hollis57427943-F42-95943
7026 May 1944166141Spare Lead57327943-F42-95943
7227 May 1944166222Koehl57216943-F42-95943