391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107720
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-107720 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
720-R57442-1077204L-R47

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107720 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) on 27/2/44, and Chanute Field, Illinois (ATC) on 27/2/44. Then went to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 28/2/44), and then to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 9/3/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK as a 9th AF replacement aircraft, via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Caribbean Wing), departing the USA on 12/3/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 12/3/44, and, GLUE 9AF R (Europe) on 20/4/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 574th BS on 6/8/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF on ALS (Advanced Landing Strip) on 26/9/44, and, GLUE 9AF REPAIRED on 27/9/44, but have no other details on this incident. Damaged by fighters on the Ahrweiler mission of 23/12/44, and belly landed back at Roye / Amy, France. Pilot was 2nd Lt. Paul R Woods. Other crew were: 2nd Lt. Spangler, 2nd Lt. McNamara, Cpl. Hancock, Cpl. Lucero, and, Cpl. Christenon. The aircraft was repaired and re-entered combat with the 574th BS on 25/1/45. Shot down by flak on route to the target at 1515 hours on the 10/2/45 mission to Berg / Gladbach, Germany. The aircraft flown by 2nd Lt. Ted E Martin to a direct flak hit in the right wing near Boppard, Germany. The fuel tank exploded, and the wing came off, flipping the aircraft over on its back, and bursting into flames. All the crew were killed when the aircraft spun down and crashed, 3 km east of Rens, 10 km south of Koblenz, Germany. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: 41-38421 (left), and, FP-061058 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 11/2/45. Also have this aircraft listed as 4L-K ? Aircraft may have been named "Scolded Dog" ?

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107720
Mission Source_id Description Serial
223M12222MACR 12222, 42-107720. 10 Feb 194542-107720

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107720
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Hot RockAirplanes42-107720

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107720
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
8406 Jun 1944166126Lowe, W. F.57430720-K42-107720
8808 Jun 1944166223Stanfield, L. B.574720-R42-107720flak
11007 Jul 1944166126Hanish, B. C.57430720-R42-107720
11108 Jul 1944166236Metelsky, P.57430720-K42-107720
11716 Jul 1944166136Stanfield, L. B.57442720-R42-107720
11818 Jul 1944166223Stanfield, L. B.574720-42-107720
11919 Jul 1944166216Stanfield, L. B.574720-42-107720
12428 Jul 1944166234Martin, M. M.574720-R42-107720
12530 Jul 1944166123Lowe, W. F.574720-R42-107720
12631 Jul 1944166124Stanfield, L. B.574720-R42-107720
12731 Jul 1944166233Stanfield, L. B.574720-R42-107720
13306 Aug 1944166235Willis, J. B.57442720-R142-107720
13406 Aug 1944166113Stanfield, L. B.57442720-K142-107720
13507 Aug 1944166133Stanfield, L. B.574720-R42-107720
13607 Aug 1944166122Stanfield, L. B.574720-R42-107720flak
13708 Aug 1944166123Stanfield, L. B.574720-42-107720flak
13808 Aug 1944166136Martin, M. M.574720-K42-107720
13910 Aug 1944166133Harlow, F. S.574720-R42-107720
14010 Aug 1944166216Stanfield, L. B.574720-R42-107720
14111 Aug 1944166233Stanfield, L. B.574720-R42-107720
14212 Aug 1944166233Stanfield, L. B.574720-R42-107720flak
15125 Aug 1944166235Bollinger, C. M.57431720-R42-107720
15226 Aug 1944166213Stanfield, L. B.57431720-R42-107720flak
15530 Aug 1944166235Alexander, R. L.57431720-R42-107720
15601 Sep 1944166113Stanfield, L. B.57431720-R42-107720
15803 Sep 1944166135Kloepfer, W. A.57431720-R42-107720
16005 Sep 1944166236Reynolds, J. J.57431720-R42-107720
16310 Sep 1944166137Ryan, B. L.57431720-R42-107720
16512 Sep 1944166213Stanfield, L. B.57431720-R42-107720
16612 Sep 1944166223Stanfield, L. B.57431720-R42-107720
16714 Sep 1944166233Martin, C. L.57431720-R42-107720
16816 Sep 1944166112Spangler, R. B.57431720-R42-107720
17023 Sep 1944166122Chism, J. W.57431720-R42-107720
17229 Sep 1944166225Talton, J. R.57431720-R42-107720
17302 Oct 1944A-73116Brown, C. G.574720-R42-107720
-17405 Oct 1944A-73213Chism, J. W.574720-R42-107720
17406 Oct 1944A-73213Chism, J. W.574720-R42-107720flak
17507 Oct 1944A-73242Spare, 720-R42-107720spare
17712 Oct 1944A-73136Stevenson, W. P.57450720-R42-107720flak
18719 Nov 1944A-73012Detjens, D. C.574720-42-107720flak
20113 Dec 1944A-73126Donnelly, E. F.574720-42-107720
20215 Dec 1944A-73136Haynes, J. S.574RW720-R42-107720
20323 Dec 1944A-73135Woods, P. L.574720-42-107720flak
21325 Jan 1945A-73011Salmon, D. J.574720-R42-107720flak
21702 Feb 1945A-73215Lepinski, F. L.574RW720-R42-107720
22109 Feb 1945A-73127Timbers, R. R.574RW720-R42-107720
22310 Feb 1945A-73216Martin, T. E.574RW720-R42-107720