391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95831
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95831 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95831 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26B-50-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 9/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 6/12/43, to Roanoke Regional Airport, Virginia (ATC) from 7/12/43. Then went 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 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. Original group aircraft. The aircraft had flown 67 missions by 20/6/44. Hit by flak shortly after reaching the French coast during the 8/8/44 mission to Anizy Le Chateau, France. The right prop, main fuel tank, aileron controls and hydraulic system were damaged, but the pilot managed to fly to the target, release bombs, then flew home on one engine to make a crash landing at an emergency landing field. S/Sgt. Harold Kauffman was killed by flak. The pilot 1st Lt. Woodrow W Fry was awarded the DFC for his bravery & determination to duty. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE CON SAL FEA on 27/12/45. Have also seen this aircraft listed as "The High Sign", needs confirmation.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95831
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"The High Sign"Nose Art42-95831
"The High Sign"Nose Art42-95831
"The High Sign"Nose Art42-95831
3 ships release over FranceAirplanes42-95831
"The High Sign"Nose Art42-95831

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95831
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166226Marble, R. W.573831-42-95831
224 Feb 1944166126Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831flak
528 Feb 1944166131Aldridge, W. S.57319831-H42-95831flak
629 Feb 1944166226Sloss, W.573831-42-95831
702 Mar 1944166132Sloss, W.573831-42-95831
803 Mar 1944166135Anderson, W. B.573831-H42-95831
1005 Mar 1944166323Merrigan, E. L.573831-H42-95831flak
1106 Mar 1944166323Merrigan, E. L.573831-H42-95831
1207 Mar 1944166326Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
1318 Mar 1944166115Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831flak
1419 Mar 1944166115Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831flak
1520 Mar 1944166236Young, B. B.573831-H42-95831no bombs
1725 Mar 1944166213Sloss, W.573831-42-95831aborted
1826 Mar 1944166216Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
2110 Apr 1944166132Sloss, W.573831-42-95831
2210 Apr 1944166135Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
2412 Apr 1944166223Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
2619 Apr 1944166127Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
2719 Apr 1944166127Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
2820 Apr 1944166223Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
2920 Apr 1944166223Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831flak
3021 Apr 1944166215Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
3122 Apr 1944166123Snyder, R. J.573831-H42-95831flak
3222 Apr 1944166123Snyder, R. J.573831-42-95831
3323 Apr 1944166131Adams, F. B.573831-H42-95831
3423 Apr 1944166122Callison, W. K.573831-42-95831
3525 Apr 1944166121Hollis, W. N.573831-H42-95831
4028 Apr 1944166137Holliday, R. L.573831-42-95831
4130 Apr 1944166112Sloss, W.573831-42-95831
4230 Apr 1944166112Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
4301 May 1944166134Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
4401 May 1944166134Sloss, W.573831-42-95831
4502 May 1944166225Dewitt, G. A.573831-H42-95831
4604 May 1944166234Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
4707 May 1944166115Holliday, R. L.573831-42-95831
4807 May 1944166115Holliday, R. L.573831-42-95831
4908 May 1944166112Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
5008 May 1944166112Sloss, W.19831-H42-95831no fly
5109 May 1944166112Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831flak
5310 May 1944166236Jacobs, S. A.573831-42-95831
5410 May 1944166235Crim, H. L.573831-42-95831
5511 May 1944166236Crim, H. L.57319831-H42-95831flak
5611 May 1944166233Jacobs, S. A.573831-H42-95831
5712 May 1944166212Youse, W. H.573831-42-95831
5913 May 1944166216Goodson, R. G.57319831-H42-95831
6015 May 1944166135Reynolds, J. J.573831-H142-95831
6220 May 1944166213Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
6320 May 1944166234Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
6421 May 1944166234Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831aborted
6522 May 1944166136Holliday, R. L.57319831-H42-95831
6623 May 1944166136Walker, H. H.57319831-H42-95831
6724 May 1944166122Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
6824 May 1944166124Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
6925 May 1944166133Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
7026 May 1944166232Alexander, R. L.57319831-H42-95831
7127 May 1944166237Youse, W. H.57319831-H42-95831
8002 Jun 1944166132Baxter, R. E.57319831-H42-95831
8103 Jun 1944166221Schleicher, F. K.573831-42-95831
8204 Jun 1944166215Dewitt, G. A.57319831-H42-95831
8305 Jun 1944166213Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831flak
8506 Jun 1944166134Sloss, W.573831-42-95831
8607 Jun 1944166231Boone, W. R.573831-42-95831
8707 Jun 1944166237Sloss, W.573831-42-95831
8908 Jun 1944166135Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
9010 Jun 1944166235Dewitt, G. A.573831-H42-95831
9110 Jun 1944166223Colsch, J. W.573831-H42-95831
10221 Jun 1944166216Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831aborted
10625 Jun 1944166125Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
10730 Jun 1944166224Dooley, J. E.57319831-H42-95831
10805 Jul 1944166115Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
11007 Jul 1944166234Logan, R. B.57319831-H42-95831
11108 Jul 1944166223Clark, R. H.57319831-H42-95831flak
11312 Jul 1944166123Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
11716 Jul 1944166123Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
11818 Jul 1944166136Koehl, W. F.573831-H42-95831
11919 Jul 1944166113Boone, W. R.573831-42-95831
12023 Jul 1944166216Holliday, R. L.573831-42-95831
12124 Jul 1944166122Daffern, T.57319831-H42-95831
12731 Jul 1944166226Dillard, F. P.573831-H42-95831flak
12801 Aug 1944166222Daffern, T.573831-H42-95831
12902 Aug 1944166122Hall, E. L.57319831-H42-95831
13003 Aug 1944166137Tavener, C. A.831-42-95831no fly
13105 Aug 1944166134Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
13205 Aug 1944166124Sloss, W.573831-H42-95831
13306 Aug 1944166112Sloss, W.57319831-H42-95831
13406 Aug 1944166233Crim, H. L.57319831-H42-95831
13507 Aug 1944166235Fry, W. W.573831-H42-95831
13607 Aug 1944166233Walker, H. H.573831-H42-95831
13708 Aug 1944166232Fry, W. W.573831-H42-95831