391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107811
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-107811 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
811-V57542-107811O8-V27

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107811 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) on 1/4/44, and Kansas City (ATC) on 1/4/44. Then flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 2/4/44), and on to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 15/4/44), 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 17/4/44. The record card then lists, SOXO 9AF A (Europe) on 16/4/44, and GLUE 9AF R (Europe) on 29/4/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 575th BS on 27/5/44. Shot down by flak over the Foret de Dreux, France on the 5/7/44 mission to bomb Senonches fuel dump. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. Michael Robert Petrich took a direct hit below the mid upper turret which broke the aircraft in two pieces, probably killing two of the crew. Only the pilot and tail gunner survived the bail out and were captured. Two other crew members who managed to bail out were killed. It is believed that they may have been shot as came down in their parachutes. The aircraft crashed 2 km NE of St. George, Montreuil, France. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: FP-061460 (left), and, FP-062024 (right). The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 5/7/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-107811
Mission Source_id Description Serial
108M06360MACR 06360, 42-107811. 5 Jul 194442-107811

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107811
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Lady Godiva"Nose Art42-107811
"Lady Godiva"Nose Art42-107811
"Lady Godiva"Nose Art42-107811

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107811
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
7127 May 1944166132Evans, F. L.57547811-V42-107811
7328 May 1944166133Hanish, B. C.57547811-V42-107811flak
7529 May 1944166132Fleck, W. E.57547811-V42-107811aborted
7629 May 1944166235Clark, R. H.57547811-V42-107811flak
7730 May 1944166216Carson, C. W.57547811-V142-107811
7831 May 1944166225Newman, R. A.57547811-V42-107811flak
8305 Jun 1944166114Petrich, M. R.57547811-V42-107811
8406 Jun 1944166331Olfson, J. W.57547811-V142-107811
8506 Jun 1944166231O'Hare, D. D.575811-42-107811
8707 Jun 1944166121Petrich, M. R.57547811-V42-107811
8808 Jun 1944166234Logan, R. B.575811-V42-107811flak
8908 Jun 1944166234Petrich, M. R.57547811-U42-107811
9010 Jun 1944166134Kahley, W. F.575811-42-107811
9110 Jun 1944166134Petrich, M. R.575811-V42-107811
9312 Jun 1944166133Stanfield, L. B.575811-V42-107811
9413 Jun 1944166234Petrich, M. R.57547811-V42-107811
9614 Jun 1944166134Petrich, M. R.575811-V42-107811
9715 Jun 1944166234Petrich, M. R.57547811-V42-107811
9918 Jun 1944166225Martin, M. M.575811-V42-107811
10020 Jun 1944166232Harlow, F. S.57547811-R42-107811
10121 Jun 1944166131Harkins, H. S.57547811-V42-107811
10322 Jun 1944166214Wolfe, D. H.575811-V42-107811
10422 Jun 1944166134Wolfe, D. H.575811-U42-107811
10524 Jun 1944166134Dewitt, G. A.575811-V42-107811
10625 Jun 1944166126Kiedinger, C. E.575811-V42-107811
10730 Jun 1944166132Petrich, M. R.57547811-V42-107811
10805 Jul 1944166212Petrich, M. R.57547811-V42-107811flak