391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95818
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95818 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
818-L57442-958184L-L115

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95818 (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 9/11/43. Then listed at Columbus, Ohio (ATC) from 2/12/43, and 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 7/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 7/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 19/2/44. Original group aircraft ferried over from the USA by the then Major Donald K Brandon. Left engine damaged by Fw-190 fighters on the 23/12/44 Ahrweiler Railway Viaduct mission. According to reports the aircraft was last seen dropping out of formation with the left engine on fire. The pilot, 1st Lt. Bertram L Ryan, Jnr was flying with a new crew, there were no survivors. Engines, P&W, R-2800-43, serials: 42-51315 (left), and, 42-51462 (right). The aircraft had flown 104 combat missions. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, SOXO CON MIA on 23/12/44. We have seen a photo of this aircraft in flight, confirming the serial and codes.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95818
Mission Source_id Description Serial
203M11677MACR 11677, 42-95818. 23 Dec 194442-95818

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95818
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Lady Chance"Nose Art42-95818
"Lady Chance"Nose Art42-95818
Lowder CrewCrews42-95818
Martin CrewCrews42-95818
"Lady Chance" in flightAirplanes42-95818
"Lady Chance" and "Sky Hag" in flightAirplanes42-95818
"Lady Chance"Nose Art42-95818

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95818
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
702 Mar 1944166221Nestlerode, T. W.574818-L?42-95818
803 Mar 1944166233Nestlerode, T. W.574818-42-95818
1318 Mar 1944166221Samuel, J. S.574818-42-95818flak
1419 Mar 1944166221Barger, T. J.57425818-L42-95818no bombs
1826 Mar 1944166121Kahley, W. F.57425818-L42-95818
1927 Mar 1944166136Metelsky, P.574818-L42-95818
2210 Apr 1944166113O'Hare, D. D.574818-42-95818flak
2311 Apr 1944166133Barger, T. J.57425818-L42-95818
2412 Apr 1944166137Barger, T. J.574818-L42-95818
3122 Apr 1944166222Garwick, R. W.574818-42-95818flak
3525 Apr 1944166114Bird, S.574818-42-95818flak
3625 Apr 1944166126Wolfe, W. W.574818-L42-95818
3726 Apr 1944166123Martin, M. M.574818-L42-95818
4028 Apr 1944166212Watkinson, A. G.574818-L42-95818
4130 Apr 1944166126Clark, R. H.574818-L42-95818
4230 Apr 1944166126Clark, R. H.574818-L42-95818
4301 May 1944166235Kiedinger, C. E.25818-L42-95818aborted
5008 May 1944166013Newcomer, H. C.574818-42-95818window
5109 May 1944166243Spare, 23818-L42-95818spare
5209 May 1944166235Kiedinger, C. E.574818-42-95818
5310 May 1944166133Lowder, O. H.574818-42-95818
5410 May 1944166132Watkinson, A. G.574818-42-95818
5611 May 1944166136Watkinson, A. G.574818-42-95818
5712 May 1944166135Lowe, W. F.574818-L42-95818
5812 May 1944166122Jacobi, S.574818-L42-95818
6015 May 1944166226Watkinson, A. G.574818-42-95818
6119 May 1944166214Dickinson, R. G.574818-42-95818
6320 May 1944166137Watkinson, A. G.57430818-L42-95818
6522 May 1944166226Watkinson, A. G.57430818-L42-95818
6623 May 1944166225Watkinson, A. G.57430818-L42-95818
7127 May 1944166135Watkinson, A. G.57430818-L42-95818
7227 May 1944166115Watkinson, A. G.574818-L42-95818flak
7529 May 1944166236Callison, W. K.57430818-L42-95818
7629 May 1944166133Harlow, F. S.57430818-L42-95818
7730 May 1944166235Callison, W. K.57430818-L42-95818
7831 May 1944166215Lowder, O. H.57430818-L142-95818flak
7901 Jun 1944166232Martin, M. M.574818-L42-95818
8002 Jun 1944166232Ruble, J. C.57430818-L42-95818
8103 Jun 1944166115Lowder, O. H.574818-L42-95818
8204 Jun 1944166133Lowder, O. H.57429818-L42-95818flak
8305 Jun 1944166126Lakin, R. K.57429818-L142-95818
8406 Jun 1944166122Watkinson, A. G.57429818-L42-95818
8808 Jun 1944166222Watkinson, A. G.574818-L42-95818flak
8908 Jun 1944166136Blute, J. W.57429818-L42-95818
9110 Jun 1944166135Jacobi, S.574818-L42-95818
9211 Jun 1944166225Smith, J. W.574818-L42-95818
9312 Jun 1944166126Callison, W. K.574818-42-95818
9413 Jun 1944166213Tucker, T. F.57429818-L42-95818
9513 Jun 1944166237Watkinson, A. G.818-42-95818spare
9614 Jun 1944166115Harlow, F. S.574818-L42-95818
9817 Jun 1944166122Watkinson, A. G.574818-L42-95818
9918 Jun 1944166237Reynolds, J. J.574818-42-95818spare
10020 Jun 1944166137Lowder, O. H.57429818-L42-95818
10121 Jun 1944166116Fleck, W. E.57429818-L42-95818
10422 Jun 1944166135Newcomer, H. C.574818-L42-95818
10625 Jun 1944166223Watkinson, A. G.574818-42-95818
11007 Jul 1944166237Watkinson, A. G.29818-L42-95818struck
11515 Jul 1944166135Watson, F. D.574818-L42-95818
11616 Jul 1944166137Martin, M. M.574818-42-95818
11716 Jul 1944166137Snyder, R. J.57429818-L42-95818
11919 Jul 1944166222Lowder, O. H.574818-L42-95818
12023 Jul 1944166135Lakin, R. K.574818-L42-95818
12225 Jul 1944166135Watkinson, A. G.574818-42-95818
12326 Jul 1944166135Holliday, R. L.574818-L42-95818
12428 Jul 1944166236Newman, R. A.574818-L42-95818
12530 Jul 1944166136Lowder, O. H.574818-L42-95818
12631 Jul 1944166115Lowder, O. H.574818-L42-95818
12731 Jul 1944166122Rutledge, E.574818-L42-95818flak
12801 Aug 1944166212Boylan, J. J.574818-L42-95818
12902 Aug 1944166233Lowder, O. H.57437818-L42-95818
13003 Aug 1944166213Lowder, O. H.574818-42-95818
13105 Aug 1944166222Goodwin, D. B.57437818-L42-95818
13205 Aug 1944166225Tavener, C. A.574818-L42-95818
13507 Aug 1944166135Lowder, O. H.574818-L42-95818
13708 Aug 1944166114Horridge, R. M.574818-L42-95818flak
13808 Aug 1944166133Mitchell, K. W.574818-42-95818
13910 Aug 1944166126Harkins, H. S.574818-L42-95818
14010 Aug 1944166232Lowder, O. H.574818-L42-95818
14111 Aug 1944166223Lowder, O. H.574818-L42-95818
14212 Aug 1944166237Lowder, O. H.818-J42-95818spare
14413 Aug 1944166225Willis, J. B.57429818-L42-95818
14514 Aug 1944166233Kiedinger, C. E.57429818-L42-95818
14615 Aug 1944166112Garwick, R. W.574818-L42-95818flak
14716 Aug 1944166112Lowder, O. H.57429818-L42-95818flak
14816 Aug 1944166132Saunders, R. M.574818-L42-95818
15125 Aug 1944166126Webster, W. R.57429818-L42-95818
16005 Sep 1944166235Webster, W. R.57429818-L42-95818
16106 Sep 1944166242Spare, 29818-L42-95818spare
16206 Sep 1944166235Chatellier, J. L.57429818-L42-95818
16512 Sep 1944166212Garwick, R. W.57429818-L42-95818
16612 Sep 1944166232Lowder, O. H.57429818-L42-95818
16714 Sep 1944166135Putnam, P. M.57429818-L42-95818
16816 Sep 1944166133Lowder, O. H.57429818-L42-95818
17023 Sep 1944166133Lowder, O. H.57429818-L42-95818
17127 Sep 1944166123Webster, W. R.57429818-L42-95818
17229 Sep 1944166232Lowder, O. H.57429818-L42-95818
17406 Oct 1944A-73212Hillier, F. O.574818-L42-95818
17608 Oct 1944A-73236Sherwood, N. W.574818-L42-95818
17712 Oct 1944A-73132Mickelson, C. E.57443818-L42-95818flak
18203 Nov 1944A-73126Mickelson, C. E.57443818-L42-95818
18309 Nov 1944A-73113Detjens, D. C.574RW818-L42-95818
18410 Nov 1944A-73125Gray, W. E.57443818-L42-95818
18511 Nov 1944A-73116Lesmeister, R. H.57443818-L42-95818
18618 Nov 1944A-73116Mickelson, C. E.57443818-L42-95818flak
18719 Nov 1944A-73123Matus, P. M.574818-42-95818flak
18819 Nov 1944A-73116Sherwood, N. W.818-42-95818no fly
18921 Nov 1944A-73133Gray, W. E.574818-42-95818
19025 Nov 1944A-73236Detjens, D. C.57444818-L42-95818
19229 Nov 1944A-73136Detjens, D. C.57444818-L42-95818
19330 Nov 1944A-73233Dobda, M.574818-42-95818
19401 Dec 1944A-73212Spangler, R. B.574818-L42-95818
19605 Dec 1944A-73113Gray, W. E.574818-42-95818flak
20012 Dec 1944A-73115Morris, W. E.57443818-L42-95818
20323 Dec 1944A-73136Ryan, B. L.574818-42-95818