391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-107837
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-107837 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-107837 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Delivered from the Martin Omaha plant. Next listed at Omaha, Nebraska (ATC) on 13/4/44, and Tulsa, Oklahoma (ATC) on 13/4/44. Then flown by Memphis, Tennessee (ATC Ferry) from 15/4/44, to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 17/4/44), and on to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 25/4/44), 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 27/4/44. The record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe) on 26/4/44, and, GLUE 9AF R (Europe) on 11/5/44. The aircraft was paid for by donations from the city of Omaha, Nebraska. The name is Nebraska, backwards. The aircraft had the city's shield painted on it. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 575th BS on 30/6/44. Badly flak damaged on the 7/10/44 mission to the supply depot at Euskirchen, Germany, flown by 1st Lt. Herschel S Harkins. The aircraft made it back to base, but was sent to the service group for assessment and salvaged by the 87th Air Service Squadron on 8/10/44. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON SAL NBD on 8/10/44.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-107837
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Support PersonnelPeople42-107837
"Ak-Sar-Ben Knight"Nose Art42-107837

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-107837
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
10322 Jun 1944166225Lakin, R. K.575837-N42-107837
10422 Jun 1944166125Lakin, R. K.575837-N42-107837
10524 Jun 1944166224Armstrong, J. F.575837-42-107837
10625 Jun 1944166235Lakin, R. K.575837-42-107837
10730 Jun 1944166125Lakin, R. K.57539837-N42-107837
11108 Jul 1944166135Boone, W. R.57540837-N42-107837
11211 Jul 1944166236Lakin, R. K.575837-N42-107837
11412 Jul 1944166126Lakin, R. K.575837-N42-107837
11515 Jul 1944166313Lakin, R. K.40837-N42-107837struck
11616 Jul 1944166125Lakin, R. K.575837-N42-107837
12530 Jul 1944166237Youse, W. H.575837-N42-107837
12631 Jul 1944166136Tomon, R. A.575837-42-107837
12801 Aug 1944166126Lakin, R. K.575837-42-107837
12902 Aug 1944166212Lowe, W. F.57539837-N42-107837
13003 Aug 1944166222Garwick, R. W.575837-N42-107837
13306 Aug 1944166224Lakin, R. K.57539837-N42-107837
13406 Aug 1944166124Majka, F. J.57539837-N42-107837
13507 Aug 1944166124Majka, F. J.575837-N42-107837
13607 Aug 1944166135Spangler, R. B.575837-N42-107837flak
13708 Aug 1944166126Hillier, F. O.575837-N42-107837
13808 Aug 1944166132Lakin, R. K.575837-N42-107837
13910 Aug 1944166114Wolfe, D. H.575837-N42-107837flak
14010 Aug 1944166237Willis, J. B.575837-N42-107837
14514 Aug 1944166216Webster, W. R.57539837-N42-107837
14615 Aug 1944166135Dunn, E. B.575837-N42-107837
14716 Aug 1944166137Clapham, L. M.39837-N42-107837spare
14816 Aug 1944166124Mitchell, K. W.575837-N42-107837
14917 Aug 1944166123Lakin, R. K.57539837-N42-107837
15018 Aug 1944166122Lakin, R. K.57539837-N42-107837
15226 Aug 1944166133Penney, E. L.57539837-N42-107837flak
15327 Aug 1944166135Lakin, R. K.57539837-N42-107837flak
15427 Aug 1944166226Ryan, B. L.57539837-N42-107837
15530 Aug 1944166215Love, D. G.57539837-N42-107837
16106 Sep 1944166223Lakin, R. K.57539837-N42-107837
16206 Sep 1944166224Lakin, R. K.57539837-N42-107837
16411 Sep 1944166133Lakin, R. K.57539837-N42-107837
16512 Sep 1944166226Bischoff, J. R.57539837-N142-107837
17023 Sep 1944166132Evans, F. L.57539837-N42-107837
17127 Sep 1944166125Lakin, R. K.57539837-N42-107837
17406 Oct 1944A-73135Harkins, H. S.57510837-N42-107837flak