391st BOMB GROUP: Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34455
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Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34455
Taxi Squadron Serial Code Name Source Taxi Sheets
455-T1PFS43-34455IH-TPaul Clouting

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34455 (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 14/8/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the 9th AF in the UK via the Northern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 15/8/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 15/8/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 21/8/44. Entered combat with the 1st Pathfinder SQN on 5/12/44. Suffered an engine failure and crashed on take-off from A-72 Peronne, France on 29/1/45 flown by Lt. Dale R Bartels. The aircraft which suffered Cat.3 damage, was repaired. It is believed that the aircraft was recoded 1H-E, but this is not confirmed. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 30/3/46.