391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95800
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95800 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
800-C57442-958004L-C83

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95800 (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 2/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 30/11/43), 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 8/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 8/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Ferried over from the USA by 1st Lt. James F Shofner. On the 13/8/44, the aircraft flown by 1st Lt. John W Colsch was hit by a bomb dropped from another aircraft above, whilst on the bomb run over Cherisy, France. The loss of control resulted in a mid air collision with 42-95834. There were no survivors. The MACR lists this as a 573rd BS aircraft, but I think it was a 574th BS aircraft being flown by a 573rd BS crew, needs confirmation. Engines, P&W R-2800-43, serials: FP-060024 (left), and, 42-251390 (right). Aircraft record card lists this serial as lost on 29/5/44, GLUE 9AF CON AFMSC on 29/5/44. Olive drab finish overall.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95800
Mission Source_id Description Serial
144M07648MACR 07648, 42-95800. 13 Aug 194442-95800

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95800
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Purrin' Panther"Nose Art42-95800
WebsterCrews42-95800
Powerful Katrinka and Purrin' Panther in flightAirplanes42-95800
Purrin' Panther in formation.Airplanes42-95800
"Purrin' Panther"Nose Art42-95800

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95800
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166231Perkins, R. L.574800-C42-95800
224 Feb 1944166234Shofner, J. F.574800-42-95800
325 Feb 1944166125Shofner, J. F.574800-C42-95800
629 Feb 1944166135Petit, D. E.574800-42-95800
702 Mar 1944166222Shofner, J. F.574800-C42-95800
803 Mar 1944166232Salmon, D. J.574800-42-95800
1005 Mar 1944166131Nestlerode, T. W.574800-42-95800flak
1207 Mar 1944166136Adelman, P. G.57435800-C142-95800
1318 Mar 1944166235Shofner, J. F.574800-42-95800flak
1419 Mar 1944166214Shofner, J. F.57435800-C42-95800
1520 Mar 1944166124Shofner, J. F.574800-42-95800
1826 Mar 1944166124Shofner, J. F.57435800-C42-95800
2008 Apr 1944166114Shofner, J. F.574800-42-95800
2311 Apr 1944166213Engelking, O. B.57435800-C42-95800
2412 Apr 1944166131Salmon, D. J.574800-42-95800
2619 Apr 1944166234Shofner, J. F.57435800-O42-95800
3021 Apr 1944166133Whitson, J. H.574800-C42-95800flak
3122 Apr 1944166234Shofner, J. F.574800-42-95800flak
4130 Apr 1944166135Bjork, P. A.574800-42-95800
4230 Apr 1944166135Bjork, P. A.574800-42-95800
4301 May 1944166137Holliday, R. L.57435800-C42-95800
4401 May 1944166137Koehl, W. F.574800-42-95800
4502 May 1944166124Shofner, J. F.574800-C42-95800
4604 May 1944166135Rutledge, E.574800-42-95800
5109 May 1944166221Olfson, J. W.57435800-C42-95800
5209 May 1944166225Sullivan, L. R.574800-C142-95800
5310 May 1944166124Shofner, J. F.574800-C42-95800
5410 May 1944166134Shofner, J. F.574800-42-95800
5511 May 1944166115Shofner, J. F.57435800-C42-95800flak
5611 May 1944166125Shofner, J. F.574800-C42-95800
5712 May 1944166013Horridge, R. M.574800-42-95800window
5812 May 1944166013Baxter, R. E.574800-C42-95800
5913 May 1944166231Sellers, L.57435800-C42-95800flak
6220 May 1944166126Lakin, R. K.574800-42-95800flak
6320 May 1944166114Harlow, F. S.57435800-C42-95800
6522 May 1944166215Shofner, J. F.57435800-C42-95800
6623 May 1944166223Shofner, J. F.57435800-C42-95800
6724 May 1944166226Schreiber, L. A.57435800-C142-95800
7026 May 1944166114Barger, T. J.57435800-C42-95800flak
7328 May 1944166116Schreiber, L. A.57439800-C42-95800flak
7428 May 1944166224Clark, R. H.57435800-C142-95800flak
7730 May 1944166236Sullivan, L. R.57435800-C42-95800
7831 May 1944166216Carson, C. W.57435800-C42-95800flak
7901 Jun 1944166224Wolfe, D. H.574800-C42-95800
8002 Jun 1944166225Harlow, F. S.57435800-C42-95800
8103 Jun 1944166131Barger, T. J.574800-C42-95800
8204 Jun 1944166115Carson, C. W.57435800-C42-95800
8305 Jun 1944166125Kiedinger, C. E.57435800-C142-95800
8406 Jun 1944166115Garwick, R. W.57435800-C42-95800
8607 Jun 1944166136Carson, C. W.574800-C42-95800
8707 Jun 1944166125Harlow, F. S.57435800-L42-95800
8908 Jun 1944166215Harlow, F. S.57435800-C42-95800
9010 Jun 1944166115Newman, R. A.574800-C42-95800
9110 Jun 1944166125Kiedinger, C. E.574800-U42-95800
9211 Jun 1944166214Dickinson, R. G.574800-C42-95800
9312 Jun 1944166122Carson, C. W.574800-C42-95800
10020 Jun 1944166325Carson, C. W.57435800-C42-95800
10121 Jun 1944166126Schreiber, L. A.57435800-C42-95800
10422 Jun 1944166122Martin, M. M.574800-C42-95800
10524 Jun 1944166126Holliday, R. L.574800-C42-95800
10625 Jun 1944166222Carson, C. W.574800-C42-95800
10730 Jun 1944166137Carson, C. W.57435800-C42-95800
10906 Jul 1944166135Carson, C. W.574800-C42-95800
11312 Jul 1944166233Carson, C. W.57435800-C142-95800
11412 Jul 1944166215Carson, C. W.574800-42-95800
11515 Jul 1944166137Carson, C. W.57435800-C42-95800
11818 Jul 1944166224Carson, C. W.574800-42-95800
11919 Jul 1944166234Hollis, W. N.574800-C42-95800
12124 Jul 1944166132Evans, F. L.57435800-C42-95800
12530 Jul 1944166124Carson, C. W.574800-42-95800
12631 Jul 1944166112Callison, W. K.574800-C42-95800
12731 Jul 1944166234Carson, C. W.574800-C42-95800
12801 Aug 1944166136Christensen, H.574800-42-95800
12902 Aug 1944166225Stanfield, L. B.57436800-C42-95800
13003 Aug 1944166216Watson, F. D.574800-C42-95800
13105 Aug 1944166215Kirschke, W. H. E.57435800-C42-95800
13205 Aug 1944166216Kiedinger, C. E.574800-C42-95800
13306 Aug 1944166237McCarty, J. P.57435800-C42-95800
13406 Aug 1944166135Christensen, H.57435800-C42-95800
13507 Aug 1944166114Carson, C. W.574800-C42-95800
13607 Aug 1944166134Carson, C. W.574800-C42-95800
14313 Aug 1944166225Webster, W. R.574800-C42-95800
14413 Aug 1944166134Colsch, J. W.57435800-C42-95800lost