391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34418
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34418
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
416-X57543-34418O8-XTaxi sheets. Typo for 418-X ?1
418-E57543-34418O8-ETaxi sheets. Redesignation of 418-X ?1
418-J57243-34418P2-JOriginal website (before xfer to 575BS).2
418-X57543-34418O8-XOriginal website (after xfer from 572BS).12

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34418 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26G-10-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 24/7/44. Then flown by Baltimore, Maryland (ATC) from 27/7/44, to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 27/7/44). Next went to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine (from 5/8/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the 9th AF in the UK via the Northern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 7/8/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 7/8/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 13/8/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 572nd BS on 6/9/44, coded P2-J. Flew 11 combat missions till 14/10/44, then transferred to the 575th BS and recoded O8-X. Resumed combat on 2/11/44 and flew an additional 47 combat missions till 24/3/45. The aircraft was transferred out of the group in April 1945 when the 391st BG converted to the Douglas A-26.

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 43-34418
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
16411 Sep 1944166236Dobda5739418-J43-34418
17127 Sep 1944A-73234Lloyd5739418-J43-34418
18203 Nov 1944A-73242Spare Ship5759418-X43-34418
19229 Nov 1944A-73124Martin5759418-X43-34418
20323 Dec 1944A-73122Heslep5759418-E43-34418
20423 Dec 1944A-73216Edwards5739418-X43-34418
20625 Dec 1944A-73215Chatman5759416-X43-34418
20725 Dec 1944A-73213Kirton5759418-X43-34418
20901 Jan 1945A-73234Martin5759418-X43-34418
21014 Jan 1945A-73134Martin5759418-X43-34418
21428 Jan 1945A-73224Saunders5759418-X43-34418
21529 Jan 1945A-73241Spare Lead5759418-X43-34418
22008 Feb 1945A-73114Martin5759418-X43-34418
23018 Feb 1945A-73231Lippincott5759418-X43-34418
26118 Mar 1945A-73242Spare Ship5759418-X43-34418
26522 Mar 1945A-73234Heslep5759418-X43-34418