391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34449
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34449
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
449-W1PFS43-34449IH-V / IH-W1Paul Clouting

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34449 (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 29/7/44. Then flown by Baltimore, Maryland (ATC) from 3/8/44, to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 3/8/44). Next went to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine (from 17/8/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the 9th AF in the UK via the Northern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 18/8/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 17/8/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 21/8/44. Entered combat with the 1st Pathfinder SQN on 11/12/44, coded 1H-V. Damaged Cat.3 in a ground accident at A-61 Beauvais / Tille, France on 21/1/45. The pilot was Joseph R McAlpin. This aircraft may have been damaged by 43-35154 of the 322nd BG / 450th BS, flown by Norman H Clark, which was involved in a take-off accident at Beauvais / Tille on the same day, but this needs confirmation. The aircraft which had flown 8 combat missions was sent to the service squadron for repairs. It returned to the 1st Pathfinder SQN and was recoded 1H-W1, commencing combat operations again on 16/4/45. The aircraft flew an additional 2 combat missions and survived the war. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 28/3/46.

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