391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 41-31978
Aircraft Details for serial number: 41-31978 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 41-31978 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered by air from the Martin Baltimore plant to the Martin, Omaha (Modification Centre), Nebraska, from 30/6/43. Next listed as New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 1/7/43), and Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 12/7/43). Then listed as New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 2/8/43). Probably went to Presque Isle, Maine, from where it was flown to the UK via the Northern Ferry Route, although this is not listed on the record card. Next listed as UGLY A (Europe - 8th AF) from 24/8/43, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 21/9/43. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS. The aircraft did not have a nose name, but did have artwork of a Vaga girl painted on the nose. Damaged cat.3 (Cat.B) in a taxiing accident at RAF Tangmere on 8/8/44 flown by Lt. Herman L Crim (391st BG / 573rd BS). The aircraft was repaired. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, CON SAL NBD SOXO R on 18/6/45. Note, there is no mention on the aircraft record card that this aircraft was converted to a B-26B-35, and just refers to a B-26B model.

Incident listing for serial number: 41-31978
Mission Source_id Description Serial
137A00036Accident Report, 41-31978. 8 Aug 194441-31978

Picture listing for serial number: 41-31978
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"San Antonio Rose"Nose Art41-31978

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 41-31978
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
425 Feb 1944166117Stanfield, L. B.573978-41-31978
702 Mar 1944166116Merrigan, E. L.573978-Q41-31978
803 Mar 1944166116Farrell, J. J.573978-41-31978
1005 Mar 1944166135Morr, R. S.573978-41-31978flak
1106 Mar 1944166117Hanish, B. C.575978-41-31978struck
1207 Mar 1944166331McNulty, M. E.57318978-Q41-31978
1318 Mar 1944166122Gibson, G. W.573978-41-31978flak
1419 Mar 1944166122Merrigan, E. L.57310978-Q41-31978aborted
1520 Mar 1944166137Logan, R. B.573978-Q41-31978no bombs
1725 Mar 1944166224Dooley, J. E.573978-41-31978flak
1826 Mar 1944166215Daffern, T.57318978-Q41-31978
3122 Apr 1944166125Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978flak
3222 Apr 1944166125Colsch, J. W.573978-41-31978
3323 Apr 1944166116Colsch, J. W.573978-41-31978flak
3423 Apr 1944166113Majka, F. J.573978-41-31978
3525 Apr 1944166233Martin, M. M.573978-41-31978flak
3625 Apr 1944166233Martin, M. M.573978-41-31978
3726 Apr 1944166224Barker, F. E.573978-41-31978
3927 Apr 1944166213Hanlon, J. T.573978-Q41-31978aborted
4028 Apr 1944166115Walker, H. H.573978-41-31978
4301 May 1944166123Colsch, J. W.57318978-Q41-31978
4604 May 1944166223Colsch, J. W.573978-41-31978
4707 May 1944166124Dickinson, R. G.573978-41-31978flak
5611 May 1944166226Walker, H. H.573978-Q41-31978
5712 May 1944166213Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978
7328 May 1944166212Youse, W. H.57318978-Q41-31978flak
7529 May 1944166213Colsch, J. W.57318978-Q41-31978
7629 May 1944166212Colsch, J. W.57318978-Q41-31978
7730 May 1944166113Holliday, R. L.57318978-Q141-31978
7831 May 1944166132Crim, H. L.57318978-Q141-31978
7901 Jun 1944166136Colsch, J. W.573978-41-31978
8002 Jun 1944166126Colsch, J. W.57318978-Q41-31978
8204 Jun 1944166236Crim, H. L.57328978-Q41-31978
8305 Jun 1944166233Colsch, J. W.57328978-Q41-31978
8506 Jun 1944166223Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978
8607 Jun 1944166116Watson, F. D.573978-Q41-31978
8707 Jun 1944166213Colsch, J. W.57322978-Q41-31978
8808 Jun 1944166232Baxter, R. E.573978-Q41-31978
8908 Jun 1944166113Colsch, J. W.57322978-Q41-31978
9110 Jun 1944166213Clark, R. H.573978-Q41-31978
9211 Jun 1944166123Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978
9312 Jun 1944166231Dickinson, R. G.573978-Q41-31978
9413 Jun 1944166113Colsch, J. W.57322978-Q41-31978
9513 Jun 1944166213Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978
9715 Jun 1944166113Colsch, J. W.57322978-Q41-31978
9918 Jun 1944166124Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978
10020 Jun 1944166412Spare, 22978-Q41-31978spare
10221 Jun 1944166223Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978
10322 Jun 1944166123Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978flak
10524 Jun 1944166236Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978
10625 Jun 1944166112Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978
10730 Jun 1944166231Logan, R. B.57322978-Q41-31978
10805 Jul 1944166121Logan, R. B.57322978-Q41-31978flak
11312 Jul 1944166116Colsch, J. W.57322978-Q41-31978
11412 Jul 1944166137Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978
11515 Jul 1944166323Colsch, J. W.22978-Q141-31978struck
11616 Jul 1944166126Jacobi, S.573978-Q41-31978
11716 Jul 1944166126Colsch, J. W.57322978-Q41-31978
11818 Jul 1944166122Baehr, R. E.573978-C41-31978
11919 Jul 1944166236Kiedinger, C. E.573978-Q41-31978
12023 Jul 1944166222Colsch, J. W.573978-41-31978
12124 Jul 1944166124Colsch, J. W.57322978-Q41-31978
12225 Jul 1944166112Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978
12326 Jul 1944166225McClurkin, J. D.573978-41-31978
12428 Jul 1944166116Colsch, J. W.573978-Q41-31978flak
12530 Jul 1944166135Watkinson, A. G.573978-Q41-31978
12631 Jul 1944166237Colsch, J. W.978-41-31978no fly
12731 Jul 1944166214Colsch, J. W.573978-41-31978
12801 Aug 1944166236Spangler, R. B.573978-Q41-31978
13105 Aug 1944166123Colsch, J. W.57322978-Q41-31978
13205 Aug 1944166134Rutledge, M. O.573978-41-31978
13306 Aug 1944166114Colsch, J. W.57322978-Q41-31978
13406 Aug 1944166243Spare, 22978-Q41-31978spare
13507 Aug 1944166234Dewitt, G. A.573978-Q41-31978
13607 Aug 1944166222Crim, H. L.573978-41-31978flak