391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-96248
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-96248
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
248-N57342-96248T6-NMISSOURI MULEOriginal website (after xfer from 574BS).19
248-V57442-962484L-VMISSOURI MULEOriginal website (before xfer to 573BS).21

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-96248 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26F-1-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 24/2/44. Next listed as flown by Baltimore, Maryland (ATC) from 28/2/44, and New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 28/2/44), to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 1/3/44). Then went to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 9/3/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 11/3/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) from 11/3/44, and SOXO R (Europe) from 26/3/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 574th BS on 9/5/44, coded 4L-V. Flew 55 missions with the 574th BS, then transferred to the 573rd BS, and recoded T6-N on 14/10/44. Flew an additional 62 missions with the 573rd BS between 3/11/44 and April 1945, when it was transferred out of the group when the 391st BG converted to the Douglas A-26. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 29/3/46.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-96248
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Missouri Mule"Aircraft42-96248

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-96248
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
5310 May 1944166131Salmon57430248-V42-96248
5410 May 1944166131Salmon57430248-V42-96248
6015 May 1944166231Salmon57430248-V42-96248
6119 May 1944166131Salmon57430248-V42-96248
8406 Jun 1944166124Salmon57430248-V42-96248
8808 Jun 1944166224Salmon57430248-V42-96248
9312 Jun 1944166114Salmon57430248-V42-96248
9513 Jun 1944166126Smith57230248-V42-96248
9614 Jun 1944166125Lakin57530248-V42-96248
9715 Jun 1944166232Fry57230248-V42-96248
10020 Jun 1944166324Salmon57430248-V42-96248
10221 Jun 1944166235Hartman57330248-V42-96248
10625 Jun 1944166214Horridge57430248-V42-96248
11007 Jul 1944166131Salmon57430248-V42-96248
11412 Jul 1944166212Morris57430248-V42-96248
11919 Jul 1944166214Bird57430248-V42-96248
12225 Jul 1944166136Metelsky57430248-V42-96248
12428 Jul 1944166243Spare Ship57430248-V42-96248
12731 Jul 1944166136Morris57530248-V42-96248
16714 Sep 1944166235Detwiler57230248-V42-96248
18203 Nov 1944A-73132Mosher57325248-N42-96248
18511 Nov 1944A-73132Mosher57326248-N42-96248
20423 Dec 1944A-73131Hillier57425248-N42-96248
20725 Dec 1944A-73234Baker?57325248-N42-96248
20901 Jan 1945A-73224Mosher57325248-N42-96248
21014 Jan 1945A-73233Mosher57325248-N42-96248
21222 Jan 1945A-73233Mosher57325248-N42-96248
21428 Jan 1945A-73125Prince57325248-N42-96248
21529 Jan 1945A-73136Morris57325248-N42-96248
21601 Feb 1945A-73215Emmert57325248-N42-96248
21906 Feb 1945A-73136Morris57325248-N42-96248
22008 Feb 1945A-73214Mosher57325248-N42-96248
24303 Mar 1945A-73236Tresemer57325248-N42-96248
24504 Mar 1945A-73223Barta57325248-N42-96248
24706 Mar 1945A-73215Henage57425248-N42-96248
25111 Mar 1945A-73233Emmert57325248-N42-96248
26118 Mar 1945A-73233Barta57325248-N42-96248
26522 Mar 1945A-73137Gonyer57325248-N42-96248
26522 Mar 1945A-73326Ridgeway57325248-N42-96248