391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34337
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34337
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
337-P57243-34337P2-PHOMESICK PAPAOriginal website16
377-P57243-34337P2-PHOMESICK PAPATaxi sheets. Typo for 337-P ?2
437-?57243-34337P2-PHOMESICK PAPATaxi sheets. Typo for 337-P ?1

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34337 (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 30/6/44. Then flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 7/7/44), to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 9/7/44). 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 1/8/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 1/8/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 13/8/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 572nd BS on 6/9/44. Hit by flak over the target at Irlich, Germany on 24/2/45. The aircraft was part of a flight of aircraft which were to bomb flak positions near the main target and drop chaff. The aircraft flown by Capt. Gwen T McPherson took a direct hit which took off most of the left wing, sending it spinning down out of control. No chutes were spotted and all the crew were killed. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: FP-063646 (left), and, FP-063601 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON MIA on 25/2/45. Nose name confirmed in the MACR. According to Horst Weber, the aircraft crashed at Kirspenich, Germany.

Incident listing for serial number: 43-34337
Mission Source_id Description Serial
237M12609MACR 12609, 43-34337. 24 Feb 194543-34337

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 43-34337
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
16310 Sep 1944166233Mosher57313377-P43-34337
16411 Sep 1944166235Walter57313337-P43-34337
16714 Sep 1944166125Edwards57313377-P43-34337
18511 Nov 1944A-73224Knight57266337-P43-34337
20423 Dec 1944A-73125Leavitt57566337-P43-34337
20423 Dec 1944A-73126Horstman57568337-P43-34337
20625 Dec 1944A-73116Brown57266337-P43-34337
20725 Dec 1944A-73125Young57266337-P43-34337
20725 Dec 1944A-73124Allen57268437-?43-34337
20901 Jan 1945A-73134Lantz57266337-P43-34337
21014 Jan 1945A-73215Bonde57266337-P43-34337
21222 Jan 1945A-73216Brown57266337-P43-34337
21428 Jan 1945A-73234Detwiler57266337-P43-34337
21529 Jan 1945A-73212Bonde57266337-P43-34337
21601 Feb 1945A-73132Huskey57466337-P43-34337
21906 Feb 1945A-73215Harris57266337-P43-34337
22008 Feb 1945A-73334Chapin57266337-P43-34337
22310 Feb 1945A-73123Lipschultz57266337-P43-34337
23018 Feb 1945A-73123Hess57266337-P43-34337