391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34427
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34427
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
427-B57243-34427P2-BOriginal website13

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34427 (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 25/7/44. 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 5/9/44. The nose wheel collapsed on landing back at A-73 Roye-Amy, France on 24/2/45 after sustaining flak damage over Irlich, Germany. The pilot, 2nd Lt. Preben K Bonde and all the crew escaped unhurt. It is most likely that the aircraft was repaired as it only suffered Cat.3 damage, and is not listed as being salvaged until May 1945. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON SAL NBD on 20/5/45.

Incident listing for serial number: 43-34427
Mission Source_id Description Serial
236A00060Accident Report, 43-34427. 24 Feb 194543-34427

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 43-34427
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
16411 Sep 1944166225Dunn5739427-B43-34427
16714 Sep 1944166126Mosher5739427-B43-34427
17127 Sep 1944A-73226Schaffron5739427-B43-34427
18203 Nov 1944A-73212Stevens57259427-B43-34427
20423 Dec 1944A-73112Timbers57559427-B43-34427
20625 Dec 1944A-73124Lantz57259427-B43-34427
20725 Dec 1944A-73115White57259427-B43-34427
21428 Jan 1945A-73132Grow57259427-B43-34427
21601 Feb 1945A-73134Woods57459427-B43-34427
21906 Feb 1945A-73214Gates57259427-B43-34427
22008 Feb 1945A-73324Stevens57259427-B43-34427
22310 Feb 1945A-73137Macfarren57259427-B43-34427
23018 Feb 1945A-73011Chapin57260427-B43-34427