391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95816
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95816 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95816 (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 5/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 2/12/43, to Middletown, Pennsylvania (ATC) from 5/12/43. 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 5/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 5/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Original group aircraft flown over from the USA by 1st Lt. Samuel A Jacobs. Crash landed at Matching Green after sustaining heavy flak damage on the 23/3/44 mission to the Creil marshalling yards. The pilot 1st Lt. Samuel A Jacobs ran too close to the aircraft landing in front and encountered prop wash which forced the aircraft down, breaking the airframe in half just aft of the top turret. The aircraft then rolled through a ditch which broke off the nose wheel and severely damaging the nose section. The crew escaped unhurt but the aircraft was written off and salvaged for spares. The final entries on the aircraft record card list, SOXO 9AF CON AFMSC on 24/3/44, and, SOXO CON SAL NBD on 24/3/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95816
Mission Source_id Description Serial
16A00026Accident Report, 42-95816. 23 Mar 194442-95816

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95816
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166221Lubojasky, J. C.572816-42-95816
224 Feb 1944166233Stanfield, L. B.572816-S142-95816
325 Feb 1944166127Horridge, R. M.572816-S142-95816
528 Feb 1944166227Jacobs, S. A.5724816-S142-95816
629 Feb 1944166126Jacobs, S. A.572816-42-95816
702 Mar 1944166325Jacobs, S. A.572816-S42-95816
803 Mar 1944166323Jacobs, S. A.572816-S42-95816
1005 Mar 1944166235Harrison, P. L.572816-42-95816
1106 Mar 1944166215Jacobs, S. A.572816-42-95816
1207 Mar 1944166233Jacobs, S. A.5724816-S42-95816
1419 Mar 1944166217Nunally, C. M.5721816-S142-95816
1520 Mar 1944166116Wolfe, W. W.572816-S142-95816
1623 Mar 1944166232Jacobs, S. A.572816-S42-95816flak