391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34156
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34156
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
156-J57243-34156P2-JOriginal website11
165-J57243-34156P2-JTaxi sheets. Typo for 156-J ?1
186-J57243-34156P2-JTaxi sheets. Typo for 156-J ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34156 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26G-1-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 18/5/44. Then flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 6/6/44), to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 6/6/44). Then went to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine (from 14/6/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Northern Ferry Route (Listed as North Atlantic Wing), departing the USA on 14/6/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 14/6/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 25/6/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 575th BS on 2/10/44, coded O8-X. Flew 4 combat missions with the 575th BS, the last on 14/10/44, then transferred to the 572nd BS. Entered combat with the 572nd BS on 29/10/44, coded P2-J. Crash landed at Aspelt, 6 miles SSE of Luxembourg after running out of fuel due to flak damage received on the 10/2/45 mission to Berg / Gladbach, Germany. The pilot, 2nd Lt. Paul R. Young, and all the crew escaped, but the aircraft which had flown an additional 28 combat missions was declared Cat.E (Cat.4), and written off. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL BD on 11/2/45.

Incident listing for serial number: 43-34156
Mission Source_id Description Serial
223A00058Accident Report, 43-34156. 10 Feb 194543-34156

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 43-34156
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
18203 Nov 1944A-73213Knight57258156-J43-34156
18511 Nov 1944A-73222Penneman57258156-J43-34156
20423 Dec 1944A-73113Chatham57558156-J43-34156
20625 Dec 1944A-73126Young57258165-J43-34156
20901 Jan 1945A-73136Stevens57258156-J43-34156
21014 Jan 1945A-73213Stevens57258156-J43-34156
21222 Jan 1945A-73237Thiedeman572PL156-J43-34156
21428 Jan 1945A-73233Pancoast57258156-J43-34156
21529 Jan 1945A-73216Young57258156-J43-34156
21601 Feb 1945A-73113Gobble57560156-J43-34156
21906 Feb 1945A-73213Brown57260156-J43-34156
22008 Feb 1945A-73135Young57460156-J43-34156
22310 Feb 1945A-73115Young57260186-J43-34156