391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95798
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95798 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
798-K57442-957984L-K74

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95798 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26B-45-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 1/11/43. Next listed at Camp Pickett, Virginia (ATC) from 30/11/43. Then went to Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 1/12/43), and assigned to the 391st BG. Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 12/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 12/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 19/2/44. Original group aircraft flown over from the USA by 1st Lt. Richard M Horridge and crew. Initially served with the 573rd BS until the hydraulics were shot out on the 28/5/44 mission to the Maison Lafitte Railroad bridge flown by 1st Lt. John W Coelsch. Aircraft repaired and transferred to the 574th BS. The aircraft record card also lists, GLUE 9AF CON ALS on 26/9/44, and, GLUE 9AF REPAIRED on 27/9/44. This indicates that the aircraft may have been damaged and force landed at an advanced landing strip, but this needs verification. Shot down in flames by Me-109 and Fw-190 fighters on the 23/12/44 Ahrweiler Railway Viaduct mission. The aircraft flown by 2nd Lt. Jack A Haynes suffered a damaged engine caused by flak on the bomb run. About 3 miles East of Ahrweiler, the fighters attacked and the damaged engine was knocked out and the bomb bay was hit which burst into flames. All the crew bailed out safely, but the pilot was killed when the aircraft crashed near Mainz, Germany. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: 42-263116 (left), and, 42-26322 (right). We also have this aircraft listed as 4L-E, but this needs confirmation. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON MIA on 23/12/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95798
Mission Source_id Description Serial
203M11673MACR 11673, 42-95798. 23 Dec 194442-95798

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95798
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
42-95798 Draggin' Wagon.Airplanes42-95798

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95798
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
702 Mar 1944166233Morr, R. S.574798-K42-95798
803 Mar 1944166226Horridge, R. M.574798-42-95798
1318 Mar 1944166225Horridge, R. M.574798-K42-95798
1419 Mar 1944166226Horridge, R. M.57425798-K42-95798
1520 Mar 1944166132Horridge, R. M.574798-42-95798
1623 Mar 1944166224Sterngold, M. I.574798-K42-95798
1826 Mar 1944166122Horridge, R. M.57425798-K42-95798
2008 Apr 1944166116Horridge, R. M.574798-42-95798
2110 Apr 1944166233Horridge, R. M.574798-42-95798
2210 Apr 1944166233Horridge, R. M.574798-K42-95798
2311 Apr 1944166135Horridge, R. M.57425798-K42-95798
2619 Apr 1944166132Talton, J. R.57428798-K42-95798
2719 Apr 1944166132Talton, J. R.57425798-K142-95798
2820 Apr 1944166136Horridge, R. M.574798-K42-95798
2920 Apr 1944166136Horridge, R. M.574798-K42-95798flak
3122 Apr 1944166216Talton, J. R.574798-42-95798flak
3423 Apr 1944166133Horridge, R. M.574798-42-95798
3525 Apr 1944166124Horridge, R. M.574798-42-95798
3625 Apr 1944166115Horridge, R. M.574798-K42-95798
3726 Apr 1944166212Baehr, R. E.574798-42-95798
3827 Apr 1944166215Walker, H. H.574798-K42-95798
3927 Apr 1944166232Walker, H. H.574798-42-95798flak
4028 Apr 1944166225Horridge, R. M.574798-42-95798
4130 Apr 1944166124Boone, W. R.574798-42-95798
4230 Apr 1944166124Boone, W. R.574798-42-95798
4401 May 1944166235Kiedinger, C. E.574798-K142-95798
4502 May 1944166115Horridge, R. M.574798-42-95798
5109 May 1944166216Martin, M. M.57435798-K42-95798
5209 May 1944166224Hanish, B. C.574798-K42-95798
5310 May 1944166132Horridge, R. M.574798-K42-95798
5410 May 1944166122Horridge, R. M.574798-K42-95798
5511 May 1944166113Watkinson, A. G.57437798-K42-95798flak
5611 May 1944166112Horridge, R. M.574798-K42-95798
5812 May 1944166126Kiedinger, C. E.574798-42-95798
5913 May 1944166226Cassiday, C. E.57437798-K142-95798
6015 May 1944166232Horridge, R. M.574798-K42-95798
6119 May 1944166122Horridge, R. M.574798-42-95798
6220 May 1944166131Tucker, T. F.574798-42-95798flak
6623 May 1944166222Horridge, R. M.57439798-K42-95798
6724 May 1944166223Harlow, F. S.57437798-K42-95798flak
6824 May 1944166216Schreiber, L. A.574798-K42-95798
6925 May 1944166243Spare, 37798-K42-95798spare
7026 May 1944166116Horridge, R. M.57437798-K42-95798
7127 May 1944166112Horridge, R. M.57437798-K42-95798
7428 May 1944166122Colsch, J. W.57437798-K142-95798flak
15601 Sep 1944166122Lowe, W. F.57442798-K42-95798
16005 Sep 1944166137Koehl, W. F.42798-K42-95798spare
16106 Sep 1944166237Alexander, J. P.42798-K42-95798spare
16206 Sep 1944166237Alexander, J. P.42798-K42-95798spare
16512 Sep 1944166216Mickelson, C. E.57442798-K42-95798
17023 Sep 1944166124Ryan, B. L.57442798-K42-95798
17127 Sep 1944166115Martin, C. L.57442798-K42-95798
17406 Oct 1944A-73216Ryan, B. L.798-K42-95798no fly
17507 Oct 1944A-73235Detjens, D. C.574798-K42-95798
17608 Oct 1944A-73237Spangler, R. B.574798-K42-95798
17712 Oct 1944A-73135Lesmeister, R. H.574798-K42-95798flak
17813 Oct 1944A-73216Ackland, G. G.57452798-K42-95798no fly
17914 Oct 1944A-73216Detjens, D. C.574798-42-95798
18029 Oct 1944A-73225Sherwood, N. W.57452798-K42-95798
18102 Nov 1944A-73115Stevenson, W. P.57452798-K42-95798
18309 Nov 1944A-73125Stevenson, W. P.57452798-K42-95798flak
18410 Nov 1944A-73126Ryan, B. L.57452798-K42-95798
18511 Nov 1944A-73125Detjens, D. C.57452798-K42-95798
18618 Nov 1944A-73126Ryan, B. L.57452798-K42-95798flak
18719 Nov 1944A-73122Gray, W. E.574798-42-95798
18819 Nov 1944A-73122Lesmeister, R. H.574798-42-95798
19025 Nov 1944A-73237Ryan, B. L.57447798-K42-95798flak
19330 Nov 1944A-73223Lesmeister, R. H.57448798-K42-95798
19401 Dec 1944A-73226Proctor, R. M.574798-42-95798
19605 Dec 1944A-73116Donnelly, E. F.574798-42-95798flak
19810 Dec 1944A-73235Haynes, J. S.574798-42-95798
19911 Dec 1944A-73235Donnelly, E. F.57447798-K42-95798
20012 Dec 1944A-73125Haynes, J. S.57447798-K42-95798
20323 Dec 1944A-73132Haynes, J. S.574798-42-95798