391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34326
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34326
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
326-O57443-343264L-OPaul Clouting
326-Q57443-343264L-QTaxi sheets. Typo for 326-O ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34326 (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 28/6/44. Then flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 5/7/44), to Raleigh-Durham Municipal Airport, North Carolina (from 7/7/44), and on to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 8/7/44). Next went to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine (from 24/7/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Northern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 25/7/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 25/7/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 4/8/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 574th BS on 29/9/44. Suffered battle damage on 9/11/44, flown by 2nd Lt. Ralph H Lesmeister. The aircraft which had flown 5 combat missions was sent to the service group for repairs and was removed from the 391st BG aircraft roster.

Incident listing for serial number: 43-34326
Mission Source_id Description Serial
0A00095Accident Report, 43-34326 7 Feb 194543-34326