391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107615
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-107615 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
615-A57542-107615O8-A58

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107615 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed as Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) from 21/1/44. Then flown by Des Moines Airport, Polk County, Iowa (ATC Ferry) from 30/1/44, to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 31/1/44). Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Caribbean Wing), departing the USA on 9/2/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 9/2/44, and SOXO R (Europe) on 24/2/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 575th BS on 28/5/44. Damaged Cat.5 (written off) in a landing accident at A-87 Charleroi, Belgium returning from the aborted mission to Duren, Germany on 23/9/44. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. Earl M Harnest had been forced to seek alternative landing sites due to the bad weather encountered on the return flight. The aircraft was directed to land at A-87 by "Sweepstake", and landed at 1820 hours. The grass runway was short, and it was raining as the aircraft landed, was unable to stop, and crashed into a fuel dump on the edge of the field. The nose wheel collapsed and the props were bent in the accident, but all the crew escaped uninjured. Fifteen minutes later another B-26 landed and skidded into this aircraft and caught fire, destroying both aircraft. Aircraft salvaged on 27/9/44 by the 391st BG. The final entries on the aircraft record card list, GLUE 9AF CON ON ALS on 26/9/44, GLUE 9AF REPAIR on 27/9/44, and, GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 27/9/44. These final entries do not tie up with the rest of the aircraft data, or the group records.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107615
Mission Source_id Description Serial
170A00041Accident Report, 42-107615. 23 Sep 194442-107615

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107615
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
7328 May 1944166132Petrich, M. R.57541615-A142-107615flak
7428 May 1944166121Mitchell, K. W.57541615-A42-107615flak
7529 May 1944166124Petrich, M. R.57541615-A42-107615
7629 May 1944166123Kiedinger, C. E.57541615-A42-107615
7730 May 1944166226Lowe, W. F.57541615-A42-107615
7831 May 1944166213Lowe, W. F.57541615-A42-107615
7901 Jun 1944166222Schreiber, L. A.575615-A42-107615
8002 Jun 1944166224Tucker, T. F.57541615-A42-107615
8305 Jun 1944166116Martin, M. M.57541615-A42-107615
8406 Jun 1944166237Dearing, R. B.57541615-A42-107615flak
8707 Jun 1944166124La Framboise, I. T.57541615-A42-107615
8808 Jun 1944166235Bollinger, C. M.575615-A42-107615flak
8908 Jun 1944166235La Framboise, I. T.57541615-A42-107615
9010 Jun 1944166135Lowe, W. F.575615-A42-107615
9211 Jun 1944166233Jacobs, S. A.575615-A42-107615
9312 Jun 1944166136Watson, F. D.575615-A42-107615flak
9413 Jun 1944166235La Framboise, I. T.57541615-A42-107615
9513 Jun 1944166216Bjork, P. A.575615-A42-107615
9614 Jun 1944166135La Framboise, I. T.575615-A42-107615
9715 Jun 1944166236La Framboise, I. T.57541615-A42-107615
9817 Jun 1944166123Carson, C. W.615-42-107615spare
9918 Jun 1944166236La Framboise, I. T.575615-A42-107615
10221 Jun 1944166126Smith, J. W.575615-A42-107615
10322 Jun 1944166216La Framboise, I. T.575615-A42-107615aborted
10422 Jun 1944166136Evans, F. L.575615-42-107615
10524 Jun 1944166135Reynolds, J. J.575615-A42-107615
10625 Jun 1944166233Stanfield, L. B.575615-A42-107615
10730 Jun 1944166126Kiedinger, C. E.57541615-A42-107615
10805 Jul 1944166216Kiedinger, C. E.57541615-A42-107615flak
11108 Jul 1944166137Alexander, J. P.57541615-A42-107615flak
11312 Jul 1944166126Callison, W. K.57541615-A42-107615
11412 Jul 1944166116Rutledge, E.575615-42-107615
11515 Jul 1944166312, 41615-A42-107615struck
11616 Jul 1944166132Ruble, J. C.575615-42-107615
12023 Jul 1944166132Kiedinger, C. E.575615-42-107615
12225 Jul 1944166122Bjork, P. A.575615-A42-107615
12326 Jul 1944166235Kiedinger, C. E.575615-A42-107615
12631 Jul 1944166132Watkinson, A. G.575615-42-107615no fly
12731 Jul 1944166135Kiedinger, C. E.575615-42-107615
12801 Aug 1944166113Kiedinger, C. E.575615-42-107615
12902 Aug 1944166213Evans, F. L.57541615-A42-107615
13105 Aug 1944166213Kiedinger, C. E.57541615-A42-107615
13306 Aug 1944166225Kiedinger, C. E.57541615-A42-107615
13406 Aug 1944166115Spangler, R. B.57541615-A142-107615
14111 Aug 1944166237Kiedinger, C. E.615-42-107615spare
14313 Aug 1944166213Kiedinger, C. E.575615-H42-107615
14413 Aug 1944166235Ryan, B. L.57541615-A42-107615flak
14917 Aug 1944166116Kiedinger, C. E.57541615-A42-107615
15018 Aug 1944166123Kiedinger, C. E.57541615-A42-107615
15226 Aug 1944166136Kiedinger, C. E.57541615-A42-107615flak
15530 Aug 1944166222Penneman, R. D.57541615-A42-107615
16005 Sep 1944166215Gatlin, J. F.57541615-A42-107615
16106 Sep 1944166232Penney, E. L.57541615-A42-107615
16206 Sep 1944166232Breesman, R. N.57541615-A42-107615
16411 Sep 1944166113Kiedinger, C. E.57541615-A42-107615
16612 Sep 1944166137Penney, E. L.41615-A42-107615spare
16714 Sep 1944166213Kiedinger, C. E.57541615-A42-107615
17023 Sep 1944166125Harnest, E. M.57541615-A42-107615accident