391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95804
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95804 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95804 (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 3/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 30/11/43), to Pittsburgh, Ohio (ATC) from 2/12/43. Then went to Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 4/12/43), 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 flown over from the USA by Capt. Frank B Adams and crew. Suffered an engine failure on take off for the 29/5/44 mission to the Orival Railroad bridge, France. The aircraft flown by Capt. Kenneth W Mitchell, crashed at Mole Hill Green, about 1.5 miles SW of Stansted, Essex. The aircraft took off from runway 03 at Matching Green with 2 x 2,000lb bombs on board. Take-off was normal, but at about 200 feet altitude the right engine cut out, caught again briefly, then completlely cut out. The pilot sounded the alarm bell for a crash landing. Unable to maintain altitude and airspeed, the pilot flew straight ahead, and the co-pilot, Lt. Schiro cut the mixture control and switches for the left engine before the aircraft hit the tops of some trees. The aircraft hit the ground violently at 1130 hours and began to burn before coming to a stop. All the crew escaped before the aircraft exploded four minutes later. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON CU on 15/11/46.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95804
Mission Source_id Description Serial
75A00029Accident Report, 42-95804. 29 May 194442-95804

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95804
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166214Gibson, G. W.573804-A42-95804
224 Feb 1944166111Williams, G. E.573804-A42-95804
325 Feb 1944166211Stalnaker, G. W.573804-42-95804
425 Feb 1944166111Williams, G. E.573804-A42-95804
528 Feb 1944166111La Framboise, I. T.57313804-A42-95804flak
629 Feb 1944166211Gibson, G. W.573804-42-95804
702 Mar 1944166114Rutledge, M. O.573804-42-95804
803 Mar 1944166111Rutledge, M. O.573804-42-95804aborted
1005 Mar 1944166311Gibson, G. W.573804-A42-95804flak
1106 Mar 1944166311Gibson, G. W.573804-A42-95804
1207 Mar 1944166335Holliday, E. F.57313804-A142-95804
1318 Mar 1944166111Williams, G. E.573804-A42-95804flak
1419 Mar 1944166111McNulty, M. E.57313804-A42-95804flak
1725 Mar 1944166211McNulty, M. E.573804-A42-95804
1826 Mar 1944166214McNulty, M. E.57313804-A42-95804
1927 Mar 1944166114Loesch, L. F.573804-42-95804
2311 Apr 1944166141Spare Lead, 13804-A42-95804spare
2412 Apr 1944166211Adams, F. B.573804-A42-95804
2518 Apr 1944166011Ljunggren, E. N.573804-A42-95804window
2619 Apr 1944166124Harkins, H. S.573804-A42-95804
2719 Apr 1944166121Harkins, H. S.573804-42-95804
2820 Apr 1944166231Adams, F. B.573804-42-95804
2920 Apr 1944166231Adams, F. B.573804-A42-95804
3021 Apr 1944166231Adams, F. B.573804-A42-95804
3423 Apr 1944166137Schreiber, L. A.573804-42-95804
3525 Apr 1944166111Loesch, L. F.573804-A42-95804
3625 Apr 1944166111Brandon, D. K.573804-A42-95804
3827 Apr 1944166137La Framboise, I. T.573804-42-95804aborted
3927 Apr 1944166311Earll, J. E.573804-A42-95804
4028 Apr 1944166121Schleicher, F. K.573804-42-95804
4130 Apr 1944166111Sellers, L.573804-42-95804
4301 May 1944166111Adams, F. B.57313804-A42-95804
4401 May 1944166111Sellers, L.573804-A42-95804
4604 May 1944166211Sellers, L.573804-42-95804
4707 May 1944166114Erickson, W. G.573804-42-95804
4807 May 1944166114Jacobs, S. A.573804-42-95804
4908 May 1944166111Adams, F. B.573804-42-95804
5008 May 1944166111Thorn, D. H.13804-A42-95804no fly
5109 May 1944166114Armstrong, J. F.57313804-A42-95804flak
6421 May 1944166214Sellers, L.57326804-A42-95804aborted
6824 May 1944166111Thorn, D. H.573804-A42-95804
6925 May 1944166116Goodson, R. G.57326804-A42-95804
7127 May 1944166121Bird, S.57326804-A42-95804
7227 May 1944166121Bird, S.573804-42-95804flak
7328 May 1944166213Colsch, J. W.57326804-A42-95804
7428 May 1944166226Youse, W. H.804-42-95804no fly
7529 May 1944166121Mitchell, K. W.26804-A242-95804accident