391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34429
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34429
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
429-Y57243-34429P2-YOriginal website16

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34429 (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 5/8/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 5/8/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 22/8/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 572nd BS on 2/10/44. The aircraft flew 62 combat missions, then was transferred out of the group in April 1945 when the 391st BG converted to the Douglas A-26. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 28/3/46. We are not sure what happened to this aircraft after it was transferred out of the 391st BG, but the aircraft was not salvaged till March 1946.

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 43-34429
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
18203 Nov 1944A-73214Allen57268429-Y43-34429
20423 Dec 1944A-73135Young57468429-Y43-34429
20625 Dec 1944A-73114Allen57268429-Y43-34429
20901 Jan 1945A-73115Main57268429-Y43-34429
21014 Jan 1945A-73237Main57268429-Y43-34429
21222 Jan 1945A-73213Main57269429-Y43-34429
21428 Jan 1945A-73136Brown57269429-Y43-34429
21529 Jan 1945A-73213Chapin57269429-Y43-34429
21601 Feb 1945A-73136Young57468429-Y43-34429
22008 Feb 1945A-73322Main57268429-Y43-34429
22310 Feb 1945A-73124Bonde57268429-Y43-34429
23018 Feb 1945A-73012Main57257429-Y43-34429
25111 Mar 1945A-73226Kirkbride57257429-Y43-34429
25514 Mar 1945A-73122Hess57257429-Y43-34429
26118 Mar 1945A-73226Hine57259429-Y43-34429
26522 Mar 1945A-73013Anderson57257429-Y43-34429