391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107579
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-107579 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
579-G142-107579IH-G6

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107579 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at MacDill Field, Tampa Bay, Florida on 12/1/44. Next went to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 13/1/44), and then to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 26/1/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Caribbean Wing), departing the USA on 27/1/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 27/1/44, SOXO A (Europe) on 30/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe) on 18/2/44. Delivered in natural metal finish to Andrews Field during April 1944. Entered combat with the 1st Pathfinder SQN on 21/5/44. Damaged Cat.3 in a taxiing accident with another Pathfinder aircraft, B-26B, serial 41-31903 at A-48 Bretigney, France on 22/10/44. The pilot was George J Gaudette. The aircraft was repaired and flew missions till the end of the war. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA (9th AF) on 15/12/45. Note, we also had this aircraft listed as originally ER-G with the 322nd BG / 450th BS, then transferred to 1st Pathfinder, but this is unconfirmed and needs verification.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107579
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
42-107579 "Silver Dollar"Airplanes42-107579

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107579
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
6421 May 1944166111Gilmore, J. H.1579-G42-107579
8406 Jun 1944166111Gilmore, J. H.133579-G42-107579pathfinder
14111 Aug 1944166111Lamb, H. E.1579-G42-107579
18511 Nov 1944A-73111Gilmore, J. H.1579-G42-107579pathfinder
19401 Dec 1944A-73111Gilmore, J. H.1579-G42-107579pathfinder
21325 Jan 1945A-73111Bartels, D. R.1579-G42-107579pathfinder