391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95801
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95801 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
801-G57342-95801T6-G86

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95801 (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 listed at Lynchburg Municipal Airport, 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 6/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 6/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Original group aircraft ferried over from the USA by 1st Lt. Lamar Sellers, Jnr and crew. Crashed and burned whilst attempting to make a landing at RAF Friston, Sussex on 24/8/44 flown by 1st Lt. Frederick E Barker. The aircraft had been cleared for a ferry flight from Matching Green airfield to RAF Friston, Sussex. The flying control at Matching Green had called RAF Friston and they had reported the airfield in good condition and cleared the B-26 for landing. On arrival at RAF Friston, there had been intermittent rain in the area and the grass landing strip was soggey and slippery, which was not repored to the pilot by flying control. A good landing was made, but there was not enough traction on the grass strip to stop the aircraft overshooting the landing ground, and it ran off the end of the runway and into a pit. There were five crew and six passengers on board, and three suffered major injuries. Salvaged by the 87th Air Service Squadron the same day. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 24/8/44. This aircraft had the nose name "Smokie's Coach" on the left side of the nose, and, "Wham! Bam! G-- Dam", on the right hand side of the nose.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95801
Mission Source_id Description Serial
0A00037Accident Report, 42-95801. 24 Aug 194442-95801

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95801
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Wam!, Bam!, G__ Damn!"Nose Art42-95801
"Smokie's Coach"Nose Art42-95801
"Wam!, Bam!, G__ Damn!"Nose Art42-95801
Rutledge CrewCrews42-95801
"Wam!, Bam!, G__ Damn!"Nose Art42-95801
"Wam!, Bam!, G__ Damn!"Nose Art42-95801

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95801
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166224Curran, E. E.573801-42-95801
224 Feb 1944166134Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
325 Feb 1944166232Mitchell, K. W.573801-G42-95801
528 Feb 1944166134Sparks, R. L.57319801-G42-95801
702 Mar 1944166126Marble, R. W.573801-G42-95801
1005 Mar 1944166126Garwick, R. W.573801-42-95801flak
1106 Mar 1944166316Clark, R. H.573801-G42-95801flak
1207 Mar 1944166332Boylan, J. J.57319801-G142-95801
1318 Mar 1944166131Dooley, J. E.573801-G42-95801flak
1419 Mar 1944166114Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801flak
1623 Mar 1944166121Kelley, G. D.573801-G42-95801
1725 Mar 1944166214Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
1826 Mar 1944166235Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801
1927 Mar 1944166124Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
2110 Apr 1944166127Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
2210 Apr 1944166127Thorn, D. H.573801-G42-95801flak
2311 Apr 1944166137Sellers, L.57319801-G242-95801
2412 Apr 1944166221Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
2518 Apr 1944166213Barger, T. J.573801-G42-95801window
2619 Apr 1944166227Sellers, L.573801-42-95801
2820 Apr 1944166224Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
3021 Apr 1944166223Daffern, T.573801-G42-95801
3222 Apr 1944166131Sellers, L.573801-42-95801
3525 Apr 1944166236Colsch, J. W.573801-42-95801
3625 Apr 1944166231Aldridge, W. S.573801-G42-95801
4130 Apr 1944166113Logan, R. B.573801-G42-95801
4230 Apr 1944166113Logan, R. B.573801-42-95801
4301 May 1944166237Rutledge, E.57319801-G142-95801
4401 May 1944166237Baehr, R. E.573801-G42-95801
4604 May 1944166224Porter, H. D.573801-42-95801
5109 May 1944166111Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801flak
5611 May 1944166223Barker, F. E.572801-O42-95801
6220 May 1944166211Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
6925 May 1944166114Boone, W. R.57319801-G42-95801
7026 May 1944166111Brandon, D. K.57319801-G42-95801flak
7127 May 1944166211Erickson, W. G.57319801-G42-95801
7227 May 1944166241Spare Lead, 19801-G42-95801spare
7328 May 1944166211Thorn, D. H.57319801-G42-95801flak
7529 May 1944166211Thorn, D. H.57319801-G42-95801flak
7629 May 1944166214Logan, R. B.57319801-G42-95801
7730 May 1944166115Reynolds, J. J.57319801-G142-95801
7831 May 1944166234Salmon, D. J.57319801-G42-95801aborted
7901 Jun 1944166114Sellers, L.573801-42-95801
8002 Jun 1944166111Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801
8204 Jun 1944166141Spare Lead, 19801-G42-95801spare
8305 Jun 1944166211Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801
8406 Jun 1944166314Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801
8506 Jun 1944166221Shaffner, L. H.573801-G42-95801flak
8607 Jun 1944166214Sellers, L.573801-42-95801
8707 Jun 1944166211Thorn, D. H.57319801-G42-95801
8908 Jun 1944166121Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801
9010 Jun 1944166221Schleicher, F. K.573801-42-95801
9110 Jun 1944166211Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
9211 Jun 1944166121Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
9413 Jun 1944166121Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801
9513 Jun 1944166211Thorn, D. H.573801-G42-95801
9614 Jun 1944166221Earll, J. E.573801-G42-95801
9715 Jun 1944166111Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801
9918 Jun 1944166111Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
10020 Jun 1944166121Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801
10221 Jun 1944166214Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
10322 Jun 1944166114Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
10524 Jun 1944166211Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
10625 Jun 1944166131Sellers, L.573801-42-95801flak
10730 Jun 1944166221Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801
10805 Jul 1944166131Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801aborted
10906 Jul 1944166231Danforth, G. L.573801-G42-95801
11007 Jul 1944166231Thorn, D. H.57319801-G42-95801
11108 Jul 1944166221Sellers, L.19801-G42-95801no fly
11211 Jul 1944166114Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
11312 Jul 1944166232Watkinson, A. G.573801-42-95801
11515 Jul 1944166214Erickson, W. G.57319801-G42-95801
11616 Jul 1944166123Kelley, G. D.573801-G42-95801
11716 Jul 1944166111Shaffner, L. H.57319801-G42-95801
12023 Jul 1944166221Rutledge, M. O.573801-42-95801
12124 Jul 1944166111Sellers, L.57319801-G42-95801
12225 Jul 1944166111Rutledge, M. O.573801-G42-95801
12428 Jul 1944166114Thorn, D. H.573801-G42-95801
12731 Jul 1944166211Rutledge, M. O.573801-G42-95801
12801 Aug 1944166211Sellers, L.573801-G42-95801
12902 Aug 1944166121Jobe, R. C.57319801-G42-95801
13105 Aug 1944166121Dooley, J. E.57318801-G42-95801
13205 Aug 1944166221Mitchell, K. W.573801-G42-95801
13607 Aug 1944166111Salmon, D. J.573801-G42-95801flak
13708 Aug 1944166234Sloss, W.573801-G42-95801
13910 Aug 1944166211Rutledge, M. O.573801-42-95801