391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34227
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34227
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
227-K57343-34227T6-KOriginal website (before xfer to 574BS).
227-V57443-342274L-VOriginal website (after xfer from 573BS).11
227-Y57443-342274L-YTaxi sheets. Typo for 227-V ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34227 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26G-5-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 6/6/44. Then flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 27/6/44), to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 27/6/44). Then went to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine (from 3/7/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Northern Ferry Route (Listed as North Atlantic Wing), departing the USA on 3/7/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 3/7/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 20/7/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS on 29/9/44, coded T6-K. Flew 8 combat missions till 14/10/44, then transferred to the 574th BS. Entered combat with the 574th BS on 29/11/44 coded 4L-V, and flew an additional 42 combat missions till April 1945 when the aircraft was transferred out of the group when the 391st BG converted to the Douglas A-26. The final entries on the aircraft record card list, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 22/3/46, and, "Condemned overseas, dated 10/5/46". We are not sure what happened to this aircraft after it was transferred out of the 391st BG, it may have served with another group before it was salvaged.

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 43-34227
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
18511 Nov 1944A-73122Morris57442227-V43-34227
21014 Jan 1945A-73111Hillier574RW227-V43-34227
21222 Jan 1945A-73126Ackland574RW227-V43-34227
21428 Jan 1945A-73241Spare Lead574RW227-V43-34227
21529 Jan 1945A-73121Chism574RW227-V43-34227
21601 Feb 1945A-73231Spangler574RW227-V43-34227
23018 Feb 1945A-73341Spare Lead574RW227-V43-34227
24303 Mar 1945A-73111Bischoff574RW227-V43-34227
24504 Mar 1945A-73231Spangler574RW227-V43-34227
25514 Mar 1945A-73214Woods574RW227-V43-34227
26522 Mar 1945A-73224Leonard574RW227-V43-34227