391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95811
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95811 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95811 (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 4/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 1/12/43, to Middletown, Pennsylvania (ATC) from 6/12/43. Then listed at Columbus, Ohio (ATC) from 9/12/43, and Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 11/12/43), and assigned to the 391st BG. Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 4/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 4/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Original group aircraft flown overseas by 1st Lt. Frank K Schleicher and crew. Named after the pilots wife Ruth. The aircraft had flown 61 missions by 20/6/44, and went on to fly 159 combat missions, including 157 straight missions without an abort, an ETO record. Hit by flak in the right engine on the 30/3/45 mission to Bad Oyenhausen, Germany, causing a fuel leak. The pilot 2nd Lt. Ernest C Peterson turned off the target and salvoed the bomb load, before landing the aircraft on a single engine near Euskirchen with barely 15 gallons of fuel left. The aircraft was declared Cat. E and written off. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 27/2/46.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95811
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Schleicher CrewCrews42-95811
Nose art. RuthlessGarcia Collection42-95811
"Ruthless"Nose Art42-95811
"Ruthless"Nose Art42-95811
"Ruthless"Nose Art42-95811

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95811
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166223Schleicher, F. K.572811-42-95811
224 Feb 1944166125Merrigan, E. L.811-42-95811struck
325 Feb 1944166135McKnight, D. L.572811-G42-95811flak
528 Feb 1944166221Schleicher, F. K.5727811-C42-95811flak
629 Feb 1944166124Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
702 Mar 1944166324Schleicher, F. K.572811-42-95811flak
803 Mar 1944166331Schleicher, F. K.572811-42-95811flak
1106 Mar 1944166233, 811-42-95811no fly
1207 Mar 1944166216Schleicher, F. K.5727811-G42-95811
1520 Mar 1944166114Salmon, D. J.572811-42-95811
1623 Mar 1944166221Schleicher, F. K.572811-?42-95811
1725 Mar 1944166131Schleicher, F. K.572811-42-95811flak
2311 Apr 1944166216Whitson, J. H.5726811-G42-95811
2412 Apr 1944166114Erickson, W. G.572811-?42-95811
2518 Apr 1944166131Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
2619 Apr 1944166212Blute, J. W.572811-42-95811
2719 Apr 1944166212Blute, J. W.572811-G42-95811
2820 Apr 1944166121Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
2920 Apr 1944166121Schleicher, F. K.572811-42-95811
3021 Apr 1944166114Schleicher, F. K.572811-42-95811flak
3122 Apr 1944166112Shaffner, L. H.572811-G42-95811aborted
3222 Apr 1944166115Baxter, R. E.572811-G42-95811flak
3323 Apr 1944166236Watkinson, A. G.572811-F42-95811
3423 Apr 1944166132Newcomer, H. C.572811-G42-95811
3525 Apr 1944166123Wolfe, W. W.572811-G42-95811
4604 May 1944166216Clark, R. H.572811-G42-95811
4707 May 1944166121Schleicher, F. K.572811-42-95811
4807 May 1944166131Schleicher, F. K.572811-42-95811
4908 May 1944166126Dillard, F. P.572811-42-95811
5008 May 1944166126Dillard, F. P.5726811-G42-95811flak
5109 May 1944166245Spare, 6811-G42-95811spare
5209 May 1944166126Dillard, F. P.572811-G42-95811
5310 May 1944166214Jobe, R. C.572811-G42-95811
5410 May 1944166214Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
5511 May 1944166221Schleicher, F. K.5726811-G42-95811flak
5712 May 1944166124Tucker, T. F.572811-42-95811
5812 May 1944166124Tucker, T. F.572811-42-95811
5913 May 1944166126Schreiber, L. A.5726811-G142-95811
6015 May 1944166121Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
6119 May 1944166231Roeper, F. R.572811-G42-95811
6220 May 1944166233Goodson, R. G.572811-G142-95811
6320 May 1944166232Dillard, F. P.5726811-G142-95811
6522 May 1944166133Smith, J. W.5726811-G42-95811
6623 May 1944166131Sullens, J. A.5726811-G42-95811
6724 May 1944166133Colsch, J. W.5726811-G42-95811
6824 May 1944166113Colsch, J. W.572811-G42-95811
6925 May 1944166124Dooley, J. E.5726811-G42-95811flak
7127 May 1944166223Fry, W. W.5726811-?42-95811
7328 May 1944166121Mitchell, K. W.5726811-G42-95811flak
7428 May 1944166221Shaffner, L. H.5726811-G42-95811flak
7529 May 1944166116Martin, M. M.5726811-G42-95811
7629 May 1944166116Schreiber, L. A.5726811-G42-95811flak
7730 May 1944166121Schleicher, F. K.5726811-G42-95811
7831 May 1944166121Erickson, W. G.5726811-G42-95811
7901 Jun 1944166126Youse, W. H.572811-42-95811
8406 Jun 1944166231Erickson, W. G.5726811-G42-95811flak
8506 Jun 1944166131Roeper, F. R.572811-G42-95811
8707 Jun 1944166221Roeper, F. R.5726811-G42-95811
8808 Jun 1944166131Jobe, R. C.572811-G42-95811
9010 Jun 1944166236Alexander, R. L.572811-G42-95811
9110 Jun 1944166236Newman, R. A.572811-42-95811
9211 Jun 1944166221Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
9312 Jun 1944166214Hanlon, J. T.572811-G42-95811
9413 Jun 1944166131Thorn, D. H.57224811-O42-95811
9513 Jun 1944166137Holliday, R. L.572811-42-95811
9614 Jun 1944166213Holliday, R. L.572811-42-95811
9817 Jun 1944166231Logan, R. B.572811-G42-95811
10020 Jun 1944166231Schleicher, F. K.5726811-G42-95811
10121 Jun 1944166221Schleicher, F. K.5726811-G42-95811
10221 Jun 1944166121Roeper, F. R.572811-G42-95811
10322 Jun 1944166134Ljunggren, E. N.572811-Z42-95811flak
10524 Jun 1944166121Roeper, F. R.572811-G42-95811
10805 Jul 1944166241Spare Lead, 6811-G42-95811spare
10906 Jul 1944166211Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
11007 Jul 1944166221Shaffner, L. H.5726811-G42-95811
11312 Jul 1944166241Spare Lead, 6811-G42-95811spare
11412 Jul 1944166131Schleicher, F. K.572811-42-95811
11515 Jul 1944166221Danforth, G. L.5726811-G142-95811
11616 Jul 1944166221Dickinson, R. G.572811-G42-95811
11716 Jul 1944166244Spare, 6811-G42-95811spare
11818 Jul 1944166111Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
11919 Jul 1944166121Dickinson, R. G.572811-42-95811
12225 Jul 1944166221Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
12326 Jul 1944166121Roeper, F. R.572811-42-95811
12631 Jul 1944166221Roeper, F. R.572811-G42-95811
13003 Aug 1944166111Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
13406 Aug 1944166221Miller, F. B.5726811-G42-95811
13507 Aug 1944166211Roeper, F. R.572811-G42-95811
13708 Aug 1944166221Roeper, F. R.572811-42-95811
13808 Aug 1944166231Colsch, J. W.572811-G42-95811
14010 Aug 1944166121Roeper, F. R.572811-G42-95811
14111 Aug 1944166114Jobe, R. C.572811-G42-95811
14212 Aug 1944166011Schleicher, F. K.572811-42-95811
14413 Aug 1944166211Ljunggren, E. N.5726811-G42-95811
14615 Aug 1944166221Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811flak
14716 Aug 1944166211Miller, F. B.5726811-G42-95811
14917 Aug 1944166235Morris, W. E.5726811-G42-95811
15125 Aug 1944166211Sellers, L.5726811-G42-95811
15226 Aug 1944166121Roeper, F. R.5726811-G42-95811
15327 Aug 1944166111Schleicher, F. K.5726811-G42-95811
15427 Aug 1944166121Roeper, F. R.5726811-G42-95811
15701 Sep 1944166111Rutledge, M. O.5726811-G42-95811
15905 Sep 1944166113Williams, G. E.5726811-G42-95811
16310 Sep 1944166241Spare Lead, 5726811-G42-95811spare
16512 Sep 1944166121Roeper, F. R.5726811-G42-95811
16612 Sep 1944166121Whitson, J. H.5726811-G42-95811
16714 Sep 1944166134Bollinger, C. M.5726811-G42-95811
16816 Sep 1944166221Miller, F. B.5726811-G42-95811flak
17023 Sep 1944166211Schleicher, F. K.5726811-G42-95811
17127 Sep 1944166211Boylan, J. J.5726811-G42-95811
17229 Sep 1944166111Schleicher, F. K.5726811-G42-95811
17302 Oct 1944A-73211Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
17813 Oct 1944A-73111Schleicher, F. K.57260811-G42-95811
17914 Oct 1944A-73111Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
18029 Oct 1944A-73114Schleicher, F. K.57260811-G42-95811
18309 Nov 1944A-73313Dunn, E. B.57260811-G42-95811
18410 Nov 1944A-73214Schleicher, F. K.57260811-G42-95811
18511 Nov 1944A-73215Lantz, G. R.57260811-G42-95811
18618 Nov 1944A-73211Schleicher, F. K.57260811-G42-95811flak
18819 Nov 1944A-73211Schleicher, F. K.572811-G42-95811
18921 Nov 1944A-73236Chapin, K. R.572811-G42-95811
19025 Nov 1944A-73131Fry, W. W.57260811-G42-95811
19330 Nov 1944A-73114Schleicher, F. K.57260811-G42-95811
19502 Dec 1944A-73241Spare Lead, 60811-G42-95811spare
19810 Dec 1944A-73134Brockway, H. M.572811-G42-95811
19911 Dec 1944A-73134Brockway, H. M.57260811-G42-95811
20012 Dec 1944A-73224Allen, C.57260811-G42-95811
20215 Dec 1944A-73236White, W. R.57260811-G42-95811
20423 Dec 1944A-73114Lippincott, J. I.572811-G42-95811
20524 Dec 1944A-73124Reynolds, J. J.572811-G42-95811flak
20625 Dec 1944A-73112Peterson, E. C.57260811-G42-95811
20725 Dec 1944A-73114Peterson, E. C.57260811-G42-95811
20826 Dec 1944A-73234Peterson, E. C.57260811-G42-95811
21014 Jan 1945A-73224Brockway, H. M.572811-G42-95811
21116 Jan 1945A-73134Stevens, J. C.57260811-G42-95811
21222 Jan 1945A-73214Brockway, H. M.57260811-G42-95811flak
24001 Mar 1945A-73136Hess, H. C.57260811-G42-95811
24102 Mar 1945A-73212Hine, O. E.57260811-G42-95811
24202 Mar 1945A-73212Hine, O. E.57260811-G42-95811
24303 Mar 1945A-73215Main, S. L.57260811-G42-95811flak
24403 Mar 1945A-73215Main, S. L.57260811-G42-95811
24504 Mar 1945A-73136Lawson, M. A.57260811-G42-95811
24706 Mar 1945A-73116Penneman, R. D.57260811-G42-95811
24808 Mar 1945A-73136Thiedeman, H. A.57260811-G42-95811
24909 Mar 1945A-73134Chapin, K. R.57260811-G42-95811
25010 Mar 1945A-73224Brown, H. W.57260811-G42-95811
25111 Mar 1945A-73224Chapin, K. R.57260811-G42-95811
25211 Mar 1945A-73213Lantz, G. R.57260811-G42-95811
25413 Mar 1945A-73126Martin, A. C.57260811-G42-95811
25514 Mar 1945A-73114Lantz, G. R.57260811-G42-95811
25615 Mar 1945A-73114Brown, H. W.57260811-G42-95811
25716 Mar 1945A-73131Detwiler, E. F.57260811-G42-95811
25817 Mar 1945A-73131Detwiler, E. F.57260811-G42-95811
25917 Mar 1945A-73231Peterson, E. C.57260811-G42-95811
26018 Mar 1945A-73221Chatellier, J. L.57260811-G42-95811
26118 Mar 1945A-73221Detwiler, E. F.57260811-G42-95811
26219 Mar 1945A-73121Chatellier, J. L.57260811-G42-95811
26422 Mar 1945A-73121Peterson, E. C.57260811-G42-95811
26522 Mar 1945A-73121Bonde, P. K.57260811-G42-95811
26623 Mar 1945A-73121Bonde, P. K.57260811-G42-95811
26723 Mar 1945A-73111Peterson, E. C.57260811-G42-95811
26824 Mar 1945A-73231Chapin, K. R.57260811-G42-95811
26924 Mar 1945A-73131Bonde, P. K.57268811-G42-95811
27430 Mar 1945A-73121Peterson, E. C.57260811-G42-95811flak