391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-96295
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-96295
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
295-O57542-96295O8-OCOOKS TOUROriginal website20

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-96295 (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 6/3/44. Then listed as flown by Baltimore, Maryland (ATC) from 13/3/44, to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 13/3/44), and on to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 4/4/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 4/4/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 3/4/44, and SOXO 9AF R (Europe - 9th AF) from 19/4/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 575th BS on 6/8/44. Transferred out of the group in April 1945 when the 391st BG converted to the Douglas A-26. We have seen a shot of this a/c on a clour film, and the code looks more like 08-D, not 08-O as listed, needs confirmation.

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-96295
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
13306 Aug 1944166222Kelley57546295-O42-96295
13708 Aug 1944166242Spare Ship57546295-O42-96295
16310 Sep 1944166115Willis57446295-O42-96295
16411 Sep 1944166123Willis57546295-O42-96295
16714 Sep 1944166212Willis57546295-O42-96295
17127 Sep 1944A-73134Ives57546295-O42-96295
19229 Nov 1944A-73116Leavitt57515295-O42-96295
20423 Dec 1944A-73212Putnam57315295-O42-96295
20625 Dec 1944A-73226Horstman57515295-O42-96295
21222 Jan 1945A-73115Fields57415295-O42-96295
21428 Jan 1945A-73216Brooks57515295-O42-96295
21529 Jan 1945A-73125Hocker57415295-O42-96295
21601 Feb 1945A-73125Martin C.R.57515295-O42-96295
22008 Feb 1945A-73115Naugle57515295-O42-96295
22310 Feb 1945A-73242Spare Ship57515295-O42-96295
24303 Mar 1945A-73126Lepinski57415295-O42-96295
24706 Mar 1945A-73132Coult57515295-O42-96295
25514 Mar 1945A-73236Anwyl57515295-O42-96295
26118 Mar 1945A-73123Dingman57415295-O42-96295
26522 Mar 1945A-73233Horstman57515295-O42-96295