391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107673
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-107673 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107673 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) from 6/2/44, and Atlanta AP, Georgia (ATC) on 7/2/44. Then went to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 12/2/44), and then to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 20/2/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Caribbean Wing), departing the USA on 21/2/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 21/2/44, and, SOXO R (Europe) on 7/3/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 572nd BS on 8/5/44. Shot down by flak on the 8/8/44 mission to the Anizy Le Chateau RR bridge, France. The aircraft flown by Capt. William G Erickson, Jnr was hit in the right wing between the engine nacelle and the fuselage. The engine started to smoke heavily, but the aircraft continued on course losing speed and altitude. Four chutes were spotted leaving the aircraft in quick succession, then two more before the aircraft went into a right hand bank and dive, exploding on impact with the ground in the woods at Gamaches, France. The crew survived the bail out, although two were captured as POW's. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: FP-060401 (left), and, FP-060857 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 8/8/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107673
Mission Source_id Description Serial
137M07852MACR 07852, 42-107673. 8 Aug 194442-107673

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107673
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Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107673
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
4908 May 1944166137Crim, H. L.572673-A42-107673
5008 May 1944166137Crim, H. L.5725673-A42-107673flak
5209 May 1944166112Sloss, W.572673-42-107673
5410 May 1944166226Walker, H. H.572673-A42-107673
5511 May 1944166234Whitson, J. H.5728673-A42-107673flak
5611 May 1944166221Erickson, W. G.572673-A42-107673
5712 May 1944166133Petrich, M. R.572673-42-107673
5812 May 1944166132Petrich, M. R.572673-A42-107673
5913 May 1944166137Spare Lead, 8673-A42-107673spare
6015 May 1944166131Earll, J. E.572673-A42-107673
6119 May 1944166216Walker, H. H.572673-A42-107673
6320 May 1944166221Shaffner, L. H.5723673-A42-107673
6724 May 1944166124Dooley, J. E.5728673-A42-107673
6824 May 1944166123Cassiday, C. E.572673-A42-107673
6925 May 1944166137Crim, H. L.5728673-A142-107673
7026 May 1944166112Watkinson, A. G.5728673-A42-107673flak
7127 May 1944166215Reynolds, J. J.5728673-A42-107673
7227 May 1944166216Smith, J. W.572673-A42-107673flak
7428 May 1944166222Bjork, P. A.5728673-A42-107673
7529 May 1944166114O'Hare, D. D.5728673-A142-107673flak
7629 May 1944166226Hartman, L. E.5728673-A42-107673
7730 May 1944166131Jobe, R. C.5728673-A42-107673
7831 May 1944166116Reynolds, J. J.5728673-A42-107673
7901 Jun 1944166225Harlow, F. S.572673-42-107673
8002 Jun 1944166136Youse, W. H.5728673-A142-107673
8204 Jun 1944166211Miller, F. B.5728673-A42-107673
8305 Jun 1944166142Spare, 7673-J42-107673spare
8406 Jun 1944166214Miller, F. B.5728673-A42-107673flak
8707 Jun 1944166244Spare, 8673-A42-107673spare
8808 Jun 1944166111Miller, F. B.572673-42-107673flak
9010 Jun 1944166211Miller, F. B.572673-A42-107673
9211 Jun 1944166211Earll, J. E.572673-42-107673flak
9312 Jun 1944166211Erickson, W. G.572673-A42-107673
9817 Jun 1944166211Sellers, L.572673-42-107673
10020 Jun 1944166211Miller, F. B.5728673-A42-107673
10121 Jun 1944166214Earll, J. E.5728673-A42-107673
10221 Jun 1944166114Miller, F. B.572673-A42-107673
10422 Jun 1944166221Roeper, F. R.572673-A42-107673
10524 Jun 1944166111Earll, J. E.572673-A42-107673
10625 Jun 1944166121Logan, R. B.572673-A42-107673
10906 Jul 1944166221Dickinson, R. G.572673-42-107673
11007 Jul 1944166211Sellers, L.5728673-A42-107673
11312 Jul 1944166131Santos, C. A.5728673-A42-107673
11515 Jul 1944166114Salmon, D. J.572673-A42-107673flak
11616 Jul 1944166214Miller, F. B.572673-A42-107673
11716 Jul 1944166211Earll, J. E.5728673-A42-107673
11818 Jul 1944166121Erickson, W. G.572673-A42-107673flak
12023 Jul 1944166234Watkinson, A. G.572673-42-107673
12225 Jul 1944166211Erickson, W. G.572673-A42-107673
12326 Jul 1944166111Miller, F. B.572673-A42-107673flak
12530 Jul 1944166211Miller, F. B.572673-A42-107673
12631 Jul 1944166211Erickson, W. G.572673-A42-107673
13003 Aug 1944166121Dickinson, R. G.572673-A42-107673
13306 Aug 1944166241Spare Lead, 8673-A42-107673spare
13406 Aug 1944166211Earll, J. E.5728673-A42-107673
13507 Aug 1944166221Erickson, W. G.572673-A42-107673
13607 Aug 1944166231Earll, J. E.572673-42-107673
13708 Aug 1944166211Erickson, W. G.572673-42-107673lost