391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34451
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34451
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
451-D57343-34451T6-DOriginal website14

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34451 (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 31/7/44. 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 11/8/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the 9th AF in the UK via the Northern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 12/8/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 12/8/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 21/8/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS on 2/11/44. Survived the Ahrweiler mission of 23/12/44, flown by Capt. James May. The aircraft flew 50 combat missions till April 1945, then was transferred out of the group when the 391st BG converted to the Douglas A-26. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 30/3/46. We do not know what happened to this aircraft after it was transferred out of the 391st BG, but it was not salvaged till March 1946.

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 43-34451
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
18511 Nov 1944A-73137Dobda57328451-D43-34451
20323 Dec 1944A-73221May57328451-D43-34451
20901 Jan 1945A-73221Walter57328451-D43-34451
21014 Jan 1945A-73241Spare Lead57328451-D43-34451
21222 Jan 1945A-73241Spare Lead57328451-D43-34451
21428 Jan 1945A-73121Dent57328451-D43-34451
21529 Jan 1945A-73234Jimenez57328451-D43-34451
21601 Feb 1945A-73211Lloyd57328451-D43-34451
21906 Feb 1945A-73131Dent57328451-D43-34451
22310 Feb 1945A-73241Spare Lead57328451-D43-34451
25111 Mar 1945A-73134Mosher57328451-D43-34451
25514 Mar 1945A-73135Gould57528451-D43-34451
26118 Mar 1945A-73234Shoemaker57323451-D43-34451
26522 Mar 1945A-73324Mosher57328451-D43-34451