391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 42-96313
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Aircraft information for serial number: 42-96313
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
313-Z57242-96313P2-ZPRINCESSOriginal website10

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-96313 (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 9/3/44. Then listed as flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 13/3/44), to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 14/3/44). Next went to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 13/4/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 16/4/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 15/4/44, and GLUE 9AF R (Europe - 9th AF) from 27/4/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 572nd BS in July 1944. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF CON INV on 31/10/44, and SOXO CON INV ERR on 27/11/44. Hit prop wash on landing back at A-73 Roye/Amy, France and crashed, returning from the 22/1/45 mission to Gerolstein, Germany. The aircraft flown by 2nd Lt. Gerald R Lantz suffered Cat.4 damage and was salvaged. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 22/1/45.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-96313
Mission Source_id Description Serial
212A00054Accident Report, 42-96313. 22 Jan 194542-96313

Picture listing for serial number: 42-96313
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Princess" with 2 unknown personsNose Art42-96313

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-96313
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
11919 Jul 1944166126Koehl5725313-Z42-96313
12225 Jul 1944166226Reynolds5725313-Z42-96313
12326 Jul 1944166234Wolfe5745313-Z42-96313
12801 Aug 1944166237Salmon5745313-Z42-96313
13708 Aug 1944166226Chatellier5725313-Z42-96313
17127 Sep 1944A-73232Clapman5737313-Z42-96313
18203 Nov 1944A-73222Phalon57263313-Z42-96313
20625 Dec 1944A-73117Gates57460313-Z42-96313
20725 Dec 1944A-73123Main57280313-Z42-96313
21222 Jan 1945A-73224Lantz57260313-Z42-96313