391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95822
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95822 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
822-O57342-95822T6-O136

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95822 (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. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 4/12/43, to Middletown, Pennsylvania (ATC) from 7/12/43. 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 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. Ferried overseas by 1st Lt. David H Thorn. Shot down by flak on the 13/2/45 mission to the Euskirchen RR bridge, Germany. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. Michael Dobda took a direct hit in the right engine and navigators compartment just after bombs away and immediately caught fire. It pulled to the right out of formation and appeared to be under control for about 60 seconds before it went into a flat spin, making about two revolutions, then exploded in mid air breaking in half about the rear bomb bay. 5 chutes were spotted before the pieces crashed to the ground about 500m east of Euskirchen RR station, Germany. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 13/2/45. We also have this aircraft listed as 4L-O of the 574th BS, although the MACR states it is a 573rd BS aircraft. According to Horst Weber, the crash location was Kuchenheim by Euskirchen.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95822
Mission Source_id Description Serial
224M12244MACR 12244, 42-95822. 13 Feb 194542-95822

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95822
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Black Jack"Nose Art42-95822
"Black Jack"Nose Art42-95822
Hughes with Black JackPeople42-95822
Thorn CrewCrews42-95822
Thorn Crew #3Crews42-95822

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95822
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166213McNulty, M. E.573822-42-95822
224 Feb 1944166133Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822
325 Feb 1944166233Wolfe, D. H.573822-42-95822
528 Feb 1944166136Schirmer, L. F.57323822-O42-95822flak
629 Feb 1944166231McNulty, M. E.573822-O42-95822
702 Mar 1944166134Thorn, D. H.573822-42-95822
803 Mar 1944166134Thorn, D. H.573822-42-95822
1005 Mar 1944166321Rutledge, M. O.573822-O42-95822
1106 Mar 1944166321Rutledge, M. O.573822-O42-95822
1207 Mar 1944166325Marble, R. W.57323822-O42-95822e/a
1318 Mar 1944166134Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822flak
1419 Mar 1944166124Thorn, D. H.57323822-O42-95822flak
1520 Mar 1944166216Adelman, P. G.573822-V42-95822
1725 Mar 1944166234Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822flak
1826 Mar 1944166212Thorn, D. H.57323822-O42-95822
1927 Mar 1944166117Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822
2008 Apr 1944166237Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822
2412 Apr 1944166224Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822
2619 Apr 1944166134O'Hare, D. D.573822-42-95822
2719 Apr 1944166134O'Hare, D. D.573822-42-95822
2820 Apr 1944166214Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822
2920 Apr 1944166214Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822
3021 Apr 1944166214Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822flak
3122 Apr 1944166121Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822flak
3222 Apr 1944166114Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822flak
3726 Apr 1944166225Smith, J. W.573822-O42-95822
3827 Apr 1944166115Jacobi, S.573822-O42-95822
3927 Apr 1944166132Jacobi, S.573822-O42-95822aborted
4028 Apr 1944166122Blute, J. W.573822-42-95822
4130 Apr 1944166121Ljunggren, E. N.573822-O42-95822
4230 Apr 1944166121Samuel, J. S.573822-42-95822
4301 May 1944166121Ljunggren, E. N.57323822-O42-95822
4401 May 1944166121Samuel, J. S.573822-O42-95822
4502 May 1944166236Fry, W. W.573822-42-95822
4604 May 1944166221Sullens, J. A.573822-O42-95822
4707 May 1944166125Reynolds, J. J.573822-42-95822
4908 May 1944166131Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822
5109 May 1944166131Thorn, D. H.57323822-O142-95822flak
5209 May 1944166121Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822
5410 May 1944166231Jobe, R. C.573822-42-95822
5511 May 1944166213Hanlon, J. T.57323822-O42-95822
5611 May 1944166231Jobe, R. C.573822-42-95822
5712 May 1944166234Logan, R. B.573822-O142-95822
5913 May 1944166213Colsch, J. W.57323822-O42-95822
6320 May 1944166214Snyder, R. J.57323822-O42-95822
6925 May 1944166121Thorn, D. H.57323822-O42-95822
7026 May 1944166216Reynolds, J. J.57323822-O42-95822
7127 May 1944166226Smith, J. W.57323822-O42-95822
7227 May 1944166214Whitson, J. H.573822-O142-95822flak
7428 May 1944166231Spare, 23822-O42-95822spare
7529 May 1944166214Logan, R. B.57323822-O42-95822flak
7629 May 1944166221Thorn, D. H.57323822-Q42-95822
8305 Jun 1944166221Thorn, D. H.57323822-O42-95822
8406 Jun 1944166324Logan, R. B.57324822-O42-95822
8506 Jun 1944166224Logan, R. B.573822-42-95822flak
8707 Jun 1944166214Sellers, L.57324822-O42-95822
8908 Jun 1944166131Thorn, D. H.57324822-O42-95822
9715 Jun 1944166115Boylan, J. J.57324822-O42-95822
9918 Jun 1944166121Armstrong, J. F.573822-O42-95822
10020 Jun 1944166112Sloss, W.57324822-O42-95822
10121 Jun 1944166235Holliday, R. L.57324822-O42-95822
10221 Jun 1944166225Bollinger, C. M.573822-O42-95822
10730 Jun 1944166211Thorn, D. H.57324822-O42-95822
10805 Jul 1944166111Thorn, D. H.57324822-O42-95822aborted
11211 Jul 1944166121Shaffner, L. H.573822-O42-95822
11312 Jul 1944166114Thorn, D. H.57324822-O42-95822
11412 Jul 1944166225Lowder, O. H.573822-42-95822
11515 Jul 1944166131Loesch, L. F.57324822-O42-95822
11616 Jul 1944166131Wolfe, D. H.573822-O42-95822
11716 Jul 1944166121Thorn, D. H.57324822-O42-95822
11818 Jul 1944166225Alexander, J. P.573822-O42-95822
12023 Jul 1944166214Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822
12124 Jul 1944166121Logan, R. B.57324822-O42-95822
12225 Jul 1944166121Thorn, D. H.573822-O42-95822
12530 Jul 1944166224Danforth, G. L.573822-O42-95822
12731 Jul 1944166221Thorn, D. H.573822-D42-95822flak
12902 Aug 1944166111Miller, F. B.57324822-O42-95822
13105 Aug 1944166111Thorn, D. H.57324822-O42-95822
13205 Aug 1944166131Colsch, J. W.573822-O42-95822
13306 Aug 1944166131Thorn, D. H.57324822-O42-95822
13808 Aug 1944166221Logan, R. B.573822-O42-95822flak
13910 Aug 1944166221Dooley, J. E.573822-O42-95822
14212 Aug 1944166114Danforth, G. L.573822-O42-95822
14313 Aug 1944166111Armstrong, J. F.573822-O42-95822
14413 Aug 1944166221Jannsen, E. M.57324822-O42-95822
14514 Aug 1944166121Armstrong, J. F.57324822-O42-95822
14615 Aug 1944166131Alexander, J. P.573822-O42-95822flak
14716 Aug 1944166221Roeper, F. R.57324822-O42-95822flak
14917 Aug 1944166211Armstrong, J. F.57324822-O42-95822
15018 Aug 1944166221Armstrong, J. F.57324822-O42-95822
15125 Aug 1944166241Spare Lead, 24822-O42-95822spare
15226 Aug 1944166241Spare Lead, 24822-O42-95822spare
15327 Aug 1944166241Spare Lead, 24822-O42-95822spare
15427 Aug 1944166134Lakin, R. K.57324822-O42-95822
15530 Aug 1944166231Dickinson, R. G.57324822-O42-95822
15803 Sep 1944166224Daffern, T.57324822-O42-95822
16005 Sep 1944166111Sellers, L.57324822-O42-95822
16206 Sep 1944166131Armstrong, J. F.57324822-O42-95822
16310 Sep 1944166211Rutledge, M. O.57324822-O42-95822
16411 Sep 1944166224Daffern, T.57324822-O42-95822
16512 Sep 1944166241Spare Lead, 24822-O42-95822spare
16612 Sep 1944166231Bird, S.57324822-O42-95822
16816 Sep 1944166113Harnest, E. M.57324822-O42-95822flak
17023 Sep 1944166223Detwiler, E. F.57324822-O42-95822
17127 Sep 1944166236Jimenez, J. A.57324822-O42-95822
17507 Oct 1944A-73116Clark, H. W.573822-O42-95822
17608 Oct 1944A-73113Dobda, M.573822-O42-95822
17712 Oct 1944A-73222Dobda, M.573822-42-95822flak
18102 Nov 1944A-73135Baker, K. L.57327822-O42-95822
18309 Nov 1944A-73133Dobda, M.57327822-O42-95822
18410 Nov 1944A-73135Schaffron, J. L.57327822-O42-95822
18511 Nov 1944A-73137Dobda, M.57327822-O42-95822
18819 Nov 1944A-73133Dobda, M.573822-42-95822
18921 Nov 1944A-73216Dillard, F. P.573822-O42-95822
19025 Nov 1944A-73125Dent, H. W.57327822-O42-95822
19128 Nov 1944A-73212Dobda, M.57327822-O42-95822
19605 Dec 1944A-73135Schaffron, J. L.573822-O42-95822flak
19709 Dec 1944A-73235Abraham, C. S.27822-O42-95822no fly
19911 Dec 1944A-73126Dobda, M.27822-O42-95822no fly
20113 Dec 1944A-73132Dillard, F. P.573822-O42-95822
20215 Dec 1944A-73216Mosher, W. V.57327822-O42-95822
20323 Dec 1944A-73226Schaffron, J. L.573822-O42-95822flak
20524 Dec 1944A-73236Putnam, P. M.573822-O42-95822
20901 Jan 1945A-73223Dobda, M.57327822-O42-95822
-21005 Jan 1945A-73133Dobda, M.57327822-O42-95822
21116 Jan 1945A-73216Dobda, M.57327822-O42-95822
21222 Jan 1945A-73235Dobda, M.57327822-O42-95822
21428 Jan 1945A-73012Wanstreet, W. H.57327822-O42-95822window
21529 Jan 1945A-73233Dobda, M.26822-O42-95822no fly
21702 Feb 1945A-73226Ehrhart, H.57327822-O42-95822
21906 Feb 1945A-73135Wanstreet, W. H.57327822-O42-95822
22008 Feb 1945A-73225Wanstreet, W. H.57327822-O42-95822
22109 Feb 1945A-73213Dobda, M.57327822-O42-95822
22413 Feb 1945A-73116Dobda, M.57327822-O42-95822