391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107747
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-107747 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107747 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) on 8/3/44. Then flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 8/3/44), Jacksonville, Florida (from 14/3/44), and on to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 14/3/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, as a 9th AF replacement aircraft, departing the USA on 16/3/44. The record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe) on 16/3/44, and, SOXO 9AF R (Europe) on 19/4/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 573rd BS on 13/5/44. Shot down by Me-109 and Fw-190 fighters, 3 miles East of Ahrweiler on the 23/12/44 mission. The aircraft flown by 2nd Lt. Clayton S Abraham was last seen dropping behind the formation with both engines smoking and the undercarriage hanging down. Shortly afterwards the aircraft entered a spin and went straight down. Only the co-pilot, 2nd Lt. Verne H Bovie managed to bail out succesfully and was captured. The rest of the crew were killed. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: FP-063889 (left), and, FP-061131 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON MIA on 23/12/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107747
Mission Source_id Description Serial
203M11663MACR 11663, 42-107747. 23 Dec 194442-107747

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107747
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
5913 May 1944166225Baxter, R. E.57319747-T42-107747
6119 May 1944166223Barker, F. E.573747-T42-107747
6220 May 1944166225Baxter, R. E.573747-T42-107747flak
6421 May 1944166224Boone, W. R.57318747-T42-107747aborted
6724 May 1944166123Goodson, R. G.57318747-T42-107747flak
6824 May 1944166116Goodson, R. G.573747-T42-107747
7026 May 1944166236Dewitt, G. A.57317747-T142-107747
7127 May 1944166137Baxter, R. E.57317747-T42-107747
7227 May 1944166137Baxter, R. E.573747-T42-107747flak
8607 Jun 1944166233Baxter, R. E.573747-T42-107747
8808 Jun 1944166116Walker, H. H.573747-42-107747
11919 Jul 1944166134Armstrong, J. F.573747-T42-107747
12023 Jul 1944166223Baxter, R. E.573747-T42-107747
12124 Jul 1944166113Baxter, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
12225 Jul 1944166113Baxter, R. E.573747-T42-107747
12326 Jul 1944166236Lakin, R. K.573747-42-107747
12530 Jul 1944166235Alexander, R. L.573747-T42-107747
12631 Jul 1944166137Baxter, R. E.573747-T42-107747
12731 Jul 1944166216Baxter, R. E.573747-T42-107747
12801 Aug 1944166213Baxter, R. E.573747-42-107747
12902 Aug 1944166113Baehr, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
13105 Aug 1944166113Baxter, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
13205 Aug 1944166112Baxter, R. E.573747-T42-107747
13910 Aug 1944166232Sloss, W.573747-T42-107747flak
14010 Aug 1944166113Walker, H. H.573747-T42-107747
14111 Aug 1944166134Dewitt, G. A.573747-T42-107747
14212 Aug 1944166125Jacobs, S. A.573747-T42-107747
14313 Aug 1944166115May, W. L.573747-T42-107747
14917 Aug 1944166215Edwards, G. A.57318747-T42-107747
15018 Aug 1944166213Baxter, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
15226 Aug 1944166216Lowe, W. F.57318747-F42-107747flak
15327 Aug 1944166122Gates, L. R.57318747-T42-107747
15427 Aug 1944166133Kiedinger, C. E.57318747-T42-107747
15530 Aug 1944166135Bischoff, J. R.57318747-T42-107747
15601 Sep 1944166137Baxter, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
15803 Sep 1944166213Baxter, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
16005 Sep 1944166112Baxter, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
16106 Sep 1944166113Baxter, R. E.57317747-T42-107747
16206 Sep 1944166112Baxter, R. E.57318747-F42-107747
16310 Sep 1944166232Baxter, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
16411 Sep 1944166213Baxter, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
16512 Sep 1944166235Kloepfer, W. A.57318747-T42-107747
16612 Sep 1944166136Reynolds, J. J.57318747-T42-107747
16714 Sep 1944166112Baxter, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
16816 Sep 1944166137Clapham, L. M.18747-T42-107747spare
17023 Sep 1944166226Baehr, R. E.57318747-T42-107747
17229 Sep 1944166137Coffin, C. H.57326747-T42-107747
17302 Oct 1944A-73237Walter, P. S.747-42-107747spare
-17405 Oct 1944A-73235Putnam, P. M.573747-T42-107747
17406 Oct 1944A-73233Walter, P. S.573747-T42-107747flak
19025 Nov 1944A-73012Edwards, G. A.57334747-T42-107747
19709 Dec 1944A-73225Sherwood, N. W.57334747-T42-107747
19810 Dec 1944A-73116Clark, H. W.573747-42-107747
19911 Dec 1944A-73122Walter, P. S.57334747-T42-107747
20012 Dec 1944A-73134Baker, K. L.57334747-T42-107747
20215 Dec 1944A-73223Edwards, G. A.57334747-T42-107747
20323 Dec 1944A-73216Abraham, C. S.573747-T42-107747lost