391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95807
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95807 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95807 (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 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 11/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 11/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 19/2/44. Original 391st BG group aircraft. The pilot Lt. Julian P Alexander was awarded the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster for his part in the Maison Laffitte mission of 27/5/44, when he held the aircraft steady so that they could release bombs after it had been badly damaged by flak over the target area. He then flew the crippled aircraft back to base for a safe landing. The aircraft was repaired. Whilst being flown by Capt. Clyde G Brown, this aircraft hit power lines after take off for a combat mission from Roye/Amy airfield, France to the Communications Centre at Ulbenhoven, Germany, at 0918 hours on 5/10/44. The weather was poor with fog reducing visibility down to 200-400 feet. The pilot made an instrument take-off and a few seconds after becoming airborne collided with the power lines which caused severe damage to the aircraft. On take-off from this runway it is nescessary to climb 200-300 feet per minute to maintain a safe clearence from the terrain. The pilot kept the aircraft under control and climbed straight ahead through the overcast. Being unable to continue on the mission, the pilot salvoed the 4 x 1,000lb bomb load unarmed in an open field and landed safely at A-59, Cormeilles-en-Vexin airfield with the wheels down. None of the crew were injured. The aircraft suffered Cat.3 damage but was repaired. Both wings, nose section, both props, and parts of the fuselage were damaged. The aircraft was damaged again at 1445 hours on 31/10/44 when it ground looped on landing at A-73, Roye / Amy, France whilst being flown by Capt. William N Hollis. The pilot was giving transitional training to 2nd Lt. Clayton A Sprouls. Prior to the accident two landings were made. Apparently the heat generated to the brakes during excessive taxiing overheated the seal in the left bake, causing it to deteriorate. On the last landing on runway 23 the left brake failed, and despite efforts of the pilot, and use of the emergency braking system, it ground looped, ran off the runway and into the embankment of an abandoned gun emplacement, causing damage to one blade of the left propellor. None of the three man crew were injured, and the aircraft which suffered Cat.3 damage was repaired (left prop assembly changed). Crash landed 5 miles north of A-69 Laon-Athies, France on 5/4/45 flown by Clifford F Hocker. The aircraft was damaged Cat.4, and was salvaged on 8/4/45. The aircraft record card lists this aircraft as MIA on 30/3/45, which is an error, listing GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 30/3/45. We have seen a photo of this aircraft in flight, confirming the serial and codes.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95807
Mission Source_id Description Serial
174A00045Accident Report, 42-95807. 5 Oct 194442-95807
0A00047Accident Report, 42-95807. 31 Oct 194442-95807
0A00070Accident Report, 42-95807. 5 Apr 194542-95807

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95807
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"The Swoose"Nose Art42-95807
"The Swoose"Nose Art42-95807

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95807
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
528 Feb 1944166237McCarty, J. P.57427807-J142-95807no bombs
702 Mar 1944166236Klimovich, D.574807-J42-95807
803 Mar 1944166235Klimovich, D.574807-42-95807flak
1005 Mar 1944166113Alexander, J. P.574807-42-95807flak
1106 Mar 1944166336Morr, R. S.574807-42-95807
1207 Mar 1944166316Morr, R. S.57427807-J42-95807
1318 Mar 1944166223Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807aborted
1419 Mar 1944166235Watkinson, A. G.57426807-J42-95807
1520 Mar 1944166121Brandon, D. K.574807-J42-95807
1623 Mar 1944166236Enderton, C. M.807-42-95807scrubbed
1826 Mar 1944166126Wolfe, W. W.57428807-J42-95807
2110 Apr 1944166232Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807
2210 Apr 1944166232Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807
2311 Apr 1944166132Alexander, J. P.57426807-J142-95807
2518 Apr 1944166135Lowenthal, S. S.574807-J42-95807
2619 Apr 1944166235Barger, T. J.57426807-J42-95807
2820 Apr 1944166132Lowenthal, S. S.574807-J42-95807
2920 Apr 1944166122Blute, J. W.574807-J42-95807flak
3122 Apr 1944166232Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807flak
3323 Apr 1944166215Alexander, J. P.574807-42-95807
3423 Apr 1944166115Alexander, J. P.574807-42-95807
3525 Apr 1944166112Alexander, J. P.574807-42-95807flak
3625 Apr 1944166122Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807
4130 Apr 1944166122Porter, H. D.574807-42-95807
4230 Apr 1944166122Porter, H. D.574807-42-95807
4301 May 1944166226Schreiber, L. A.57428807-J42-95807
4401 May 1944166226Sullivan, L. R.574807-42-95807
4502 May 1944166134Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807
4604 May 1944166126Kiedinger, C. E.574807-42-95807
5511 May 1944166134Alexander, J. P.57436807-J42-95807flak
5611 May 1944166134Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807
5712 May 1944166125Schreiber, L. A.574807-J42-95807
5812 May 1944166125Schreiber, L. A.574807-42-95807
5913 May 1944166233Bjork, P. A.57436807-J142-95807
6015 May 1944166215Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807
6119 May 1944166116Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807
6320 May 1944166212Youse, W. H.57428807-J42-95807
6623 May 1944166216Alexander, J. P.57436807-J42-95807
6824 May 1944166232Jannsen, E. M.574807-J42-95807
6925 May 1944166226Schreiber, L. A.57436807-J42-95807flak
7026 May 1944166123Alexander, J. P.57436807-J42-95807
7127 May 1944166113Alexander, J. P.57436807-J42-95807
7227 May 1944166134Alexander, J. P.574807-42-95807flak
12530 Jul 1944166131Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807
12631 Jul 1944166134Alexander, J. P.574807-J42-95807
12801 Aug 1944166135Watson, F. D.574807-42-95807
13105 Aug 1944166224Martin, M. M.57436807-J42-95807
13406 Aug 1944166114Bush, F. E.57436807-J42-95807
13507 Aug 1944166134Alexander, J. P.574807-42-95807
13607 Aug 1944166124Majka, F. J.574807-J42-95807
13708 Aug 1944166112Garwick, R. W.574807-J42-95807flak
13808 Aug 1944166125Goodwin, D. B.574807-J42-95807
14212 Aug 1944166215Carson, C. W.574807-42-95807
14413 Aug 1944166237Metelsky, P.57436807-J42-95807
14514 Aug 1944166225Saunders, R. M.57436807-J42-95807
14615 Aug 1944166114Talton, J. R.574807-42-95807flak
14716 Aug 1944166124Alexander, J. P.57436807-J42-95807
14917 Aug 1944166242Spare, 36807-J42-95807spare
15018 Aug 1944166125Kirschke, W. H. E.57436807-J42-95807
15226 Aug 1944166212Garwick, R. W.57436807-J42-95807
15327 Aug 1944166213Stanfield, L. B.57436807-J42-95807flak
15427 Aug 1944166212Lowder, O. H.57436807-J42-95807
15530 Aug 1944166244Spare, 36807-J42-95807spare
15601 Sep 1944166116Ryan, B. L.57436807-J42-95807
15803 Sep 1944166125Webster, W. R.57436807-T42-95807
16005 Sep 1944166243Spare, 36807-J42-95807spare
16106 Sep 1944166137Baehr, R. E.36807-J42-95807spare
16206 Sep 1944166233Tavener, C. A.57436807-J42-95807
16512 Sep 1944166225Spangler, R. B.57436807-J42-95807
17023 Sep 1944166113Talton, J. R.57436807-J42-95807
17127 Sep 1944166122Saunders, R. M.57436807-J42-95807
17229 Sep 1944166215Proctor, R. M.57436807-J42-95807
17302 Oct 1944A-73115Spangler, R. B.574807-J42-95807
-17405 Oct 1944A-73222Brown, C. G.574807-J42-95807accident
18511 Nov 1944A-73126Spangler, R. B.57450807-J42-95807
18618 Nov 1944A-73123Proctor, R. M.574807-42-95807flak
18719 Nov 1944A-73115Spangler, R. B.574807-42-95807
18819 Nov 1944A-73114Haynes, J. S.574807-42-95807
19025 Nov 1944A-73235Spangler, R. B.57448807-J42-95807
19229 Nov 1944A-73135Spangler, R. B.57448807-J42-95807
19709 Dec 1944A-73212Stevenson, W. P.57448807-J42-95807
20423 Dec 1944A-73145Grow, J. A.574807-G42-95807
20524 Dec 1944A-73132Sherwood, N. W.574807-42-95807
20625 Dec 1944A-73135Sherwood, N. W.57448807-J42-95807
20725 Dec 1944A-73135Sherwood, N. W.57448807-J42-95807
20826 Dec 1944A-73242Sherwood, N. W.57448807-S42-95807
-21005 Jan 1945A-73125Mosher, W. V.57448807-J42-95807
21116 Jan 1945A-73233Martorani, M. A.57448807-J42-95807
21222 Jan 1945A-73012Fields, W. E.57448807-J42-95807
21702 Feb 1945A-73212Leonard, S. S.57448807-J42-95807
21906 Feb 1945A-73012Young, R. C.57448807-J42-95807
22008 Feb 1945A-73136Leonard, S. S.57448807-J42-95807
22109 Feb 1945A-73136Lepinski, F. L.57448807-J42-95807
23825 Feb 1945A-73134Leonard, S. S.57448807-J42-95807
23928 Feb 1945A-73226Nelson, C. L.57448807-J42-95807
24102 Mar 1945A-73012Macklin, P. G.574RW807-J42-95807
24202 Mar 1945A-73013Leonard, S. S.57448807-J42-95807
24303 Mar 1945A-73116Porter, H. E.574RW807-J42-95807
24403 Mar 1945A-73115Porter, H. E.574RW807-J42-95807
25111 Mar 1945A-73015Martorani, M. A.57448807-S42-95807
25211 Mar 1945A-73126Hamilton, S. J.57448807-J42-95807
25312 Mar 1945A-73133Macklin, P. G.57448807-J42-95807
25413 Mar 1945A-73133Hamilton, S. J.57448807-J42-95807
25514 Mar 1945A-73223Lepinski, F. L.57448807-J42-95807
25615 Mar 1945A-73215Lawson, M. A.57448807-J42-95807
25716 Mar 1945A-73222Fagan, W. M.57442807-J42-95807
25917 Mar 1945A-73236Gonyer, J. E.57448807-J42-95807
26018 Mar 1945A-73012Martin, B. M.57448807-J42-95807
26219 Mar 1945A-73143Leonard, S. S.57448807-J42-95807
26320 Mar 1945A-73135Lawson, M. A.574807-J42-95807
26422 Mar 1945A-73223Hamilton, S. J.57448807-J42-95807
26522 Mar 1945A-73216McLaurin, J. E.57448807-J42-95807
26623 Mar 1945A-73216Johnson, C. G.57443807-J42-95807flak
26723 Mar 1945A-73223McLaurin, J. E.57448807-J42-95807
27025 Mar 1945A-73236Billington, D. W.57448807-J42-95807
27125 Mar 1945A-73227Goble, W.57448807-J42-95807No sortie
27226 Mar 1945A-73124Leonard, S. S.57448807-J42-95807
27328 Mar 1945A-73232Lepinski, F. L.57448807-J42-95807
27430 Mar 1945A-73216Macklin, P. G.57448807-J42-95807flak