391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95827
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95827 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95827 (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 listed at Pittsburgh, Ohio (ATC) from 4/12/43, then flown by Cincinatti, Ohio (ATC Ferry) from 9/12/43, to 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 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 30/1/44. Original group aircraft ferried over from the USA by 1st Lt. Glenn D Kelly and crew. Shot down by flak on the 27/5/44 mission to the Maison Laffitte railroad bridge, France. The aircraft flown by Capt. James Franklin Shofner took a hit in the right engine setting it on fire approximately one minute after bomb release. The aircraft was then seen falling out of formation with the prop feathered and under control. The fire was extinguished and the pilot set for home, but was hit by light flak from the vicinity of Louvieres and crashed soon after, 1km North of Crisy, about 6 miles NW of Pontoise, France. All the crew bailed out and were captured. T/Sgt. Holdridge was transferred to the Air Force Hospital at Paris-Clichy with fractures to both ankles and a leg. See 42-95805 for a bizarre incident. MACR lists this aircraft as 574th BS. Engines, P&W R-2800-43, serials: FP-060041 (left), and, FP-060020 (right). The final entries on the aircraft record card list, GLUE 9AF CON AFMSC on 29/5/44, and, GLUE CON MIA on 29/5/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95827
Mission Source_id Description Serial
72M05131MACR 05131, 42-95827. 27 May 194442-95827

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95827
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166234Fry, R. C.575827-42-95827
224 Feb 1944166221Kahley, W. F.575827-42-95827
325 Feb 1944166223Kelley, G. D.575827-42-95827
528 Feb 1944166121Kelley, G. D.57541827-G42-95827flak
803 Mar 1944166314Sterngold, M. I.575827-42-95827
1005 Mar 1944166221Kelley, G. D.575827-G42-95827
1106 Mar 1944166135Sparks, R. L.575827-42-95827
1207 Mar 1944166135Brubaker, C. M.57541827-G42-95827
1520 Mar 1944166231Kelley, G. D.575827-G42-95827
2008 Apr 1944166224Kelley, G. D.575827-G42-95827
2110 Apr 1944166131Samuel, J. S.575827-42-95827
2210 Apr 1944166131Samuel, J. S.575827-G42-95827flak
2311 Apr 1944166122Kelley, G. D.57541827-G42-95827
2412 Apr 1944166237Kelley, G. D.575827-G42-95827
2518 Apr 1944166321Kelley, G. D.575827-G42-95827flak
2820 Apr 1944166235O'Hare, D. D.575827-G42-95827
2920 Apr 1944166235O'Hare, D. D.575827-42-95827
3021 Apr 1944166135Martin, M. M.575827-42-95827flak
3122 Apr 1944166131Sellers, L.575827-42-95827
3222 Apr 1944166224Hollis, W. N.575827-42-95827
3323 Apr 1944166136Baxter, R. E.575827-G42-95827
3525 Apr 1944166221Ljunggren, E. N.575827-42-95827flak
3625 Apr 1944166221Kelley, G. D.575827-42-95827
3726 Apr 1944166131Olfson, J. W.575827-42-95827
3827 Apr 1944166131Kelley, G. D.575827-G42-95827
3927 Apr 1944166331Kelley, G. D.575827-42-95827flak
4028 Apr 1944166216Watson, F. D.575827-42-95827
4130 Apr 1944166214Kelley, G. D.575827-42-95827
4230 Apr 1944166214La Framboise, I. T.575827-42-95827
4301 May 1944166234Hanish, B. C.57541827-G42-95827
4401 May 1944166234Ruble, J. C.575827-G42-95827
4502 May 1944166112Carson, C. W.575827-42-95827
4604 May 1944166121Kelley, G. D.575827-G42-95827
4707 May 1944166234Alexander, J. P.575827-G42-95827
4908 May 1944166214Kelley, G. D.575827-G42-95827
5008 May 1944166221Kelley, G. D.57541827-G42-95827
5109 May 1944166231La Framboise, I. T.57543827-G142-95827
5209 May 1944166216Lakin, R. K.575827-42-95827
5511 May 1944166135Watson, F. D.57541827-G42-95827flak
5611 May 1944166132Evans, F. L.575827-42-95827
5712 May 1944166113Martin, M. M.575827-42-95827
5812 May 1944166112Martin, M. M.575827-42-95827
5913 May 1944166115Lakin, R. K.57541827-G42-95827
6015 May 1944166214Ljunggren, E. N.575827-42-95827
6220 May 1944166121Kelley, G. D.575827-G42-95827flak
6320 May 1944166121Kelley, G. D.57541827-G42-95827
6421 May 1944166131Sullens, J. A.57541827-G42-95827
6724 May 1944166212Petrich, M. R.57541827-G42-95827flak
6824 May 1944166212Wilkinson, E. S.575827-G42-95827
6925 May 1944166231Olfson, J. W.57541827-G42-95827
7127 May 1944166134Shofner, J. F.57541827-G42-95827
7227 May 1944166123Shofner, J. F.575827-42-95827lost