391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34454
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34454
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
454-H57443-344544L-HOriginal website3

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34454 (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 10/8/44), 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 11/8/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 21/8/44. Damaged Cat.3 in a taxiing accident at A-73 Roye / Amy, France on 13/10/44. The pilot was Lt. Clayton S Abraham. Accident records list the aircraft as serving with the 573rd BS at the time. The aircraft was repaired and transferred to the 574th BS, where it was recoded as 4L-H. Re-entered combat with the 574th BS on 19/11/44. Crashed on landing at A-73, Roye/Amy on 5/1/45 when a tyre blew out, and the aircraft ground looped. The aircraft flown 2nd Lt. Phillip S Walter suffered Cat.4 damage and was salvaged. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 6/1/45.

Incident listing for serial number: 43-34454
Mission Source_id Description Serial
178A00046Accident Report, 43-34454. 13 Oct 194443-34454
0A00050Accident Report, 43-34454. 5 Jan 194543-34454

Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 43-34454
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot Squadron Hardstand Taxi Serial
20423 Dec 1944A-73231Bischoff574RW454-H43-34454
20625 Dec 1944A-73131Bischoff574RW454-H43-34454
20725 Dec 1944A-73134Flanagan574RW454-H43-34454