391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95832
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95832 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95832 (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 10/11/43. Next flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 6/12/43), to Pittsburgh, Ohio (ATC) from 9/12/43. Then flown 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 flown over from the USA by 1st Lt. Frederick E Bush and crew. Crashed 3 miles South of Matching Green at 1350 hours, shortly after take off on 4/7/44 due to engine failure, flown by 1st Lt. Donald D O'Hare. The aircraft took off from Matching Green loaded with 10 x 100lb bombs on board for a local training mission. Just as the aircraft was becoming airborne the left engine failed completely, and the right prop began to fluctuate wildly. Since the aircraft was not at a speed to ensure control and hold altitude, the pilot selected a grass field and made a text book belly landing on a slight uphill slope. The aircraft slid on its belly for about 150 to 200 yards before crossing a ditch which swung it to the right, tearing off the left engine, and setting the a/c on fire. All the crew received minor injuries, apart from Cpl. Schwisow who suffered major injuries, and was saved by the co-pilot and engineer who were brothers. Both received the service medal for their actions. The a/c was salvaged by the 87th Air Service Squadron on the 5/7/44. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 5/7/44. Accident records list this aircraft as 575th BS.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95832
Mission Source_id Description Serial
0A00033Accident Report, 42-95832. 4 Jul 194442-95832

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95832
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"The Huntress"Nose Art42-95832
"The Huntress"Nose Art42-95832
"The Huntress"Nose Art42-95832

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95832
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
224 Feb 1944166222Bush, F. E.574832-42-95832
325 Feb 1944166134Bush, F. E.574832-42-95832
702 Mar 1944166224Bush, F. E.574832-42-95832
803 Mar 1944166224Walker, H. A.574832-42-95832
1106 Mar 1944166324Bush, F. E.574832-42-95832
1207 Mar 1944166327, 27832-H142-95832scrubbed
1318 Mar 1944166233Bird, S.574832-42-95832
1520 Mar 1944166127Bush, F. E.574832-H42-95832
1826 Mar 1944166117Dearing, R. B.574832-42-95832
1927 Mar 1944166134Bush, F. E.574832-42-95832
2008 Apr 1944166112Alexander, J. P.832-42-95832no fly
2210 Apr 1944166234Hollis, W. N.574832-H42-95832
2311 Apr 1944166134Bush, F. E.57424832-H242-95832
2412 Apr 1944166136Stanfield, L. B.574832-42-95832
2518 Apr 1944166133Hanlon, J. T.574832-H42-95832flak
3021 Apr 1944166113Alexander, R. L.574832-42-95832flak
3122 Apr 1944166231Bush, F. E.574832-42-95832flak
3222 Apr 1944166231Bush, F. E.574832-H42-95832flak
3323 Apr 1944166214Bush, F. E.574832-42-95832flak
3423 Apr 1944166131Salmon, D. J.574832-H42-95832
3726 Apr 1944166231Jobe, R. C.574832-H42-95832
3827 Apr 1944166222Lowenthal, S. S.574832-H42-95832
3927 Apr 1944166222Lowenthal, S. S.574832-H42-95832
4028 Apr 1944166224Bush, F. E.574832-42-95832
4130 Apr 1944166137Schreiber, L. A.574832-42-95832
4707 May 1944166232Garwick, R. W.574832-42-95832
5008 May 1944166121Boone, W. R.57427832-H42-95832flak
5511 May 1944166131Bush, F. E.57436832-H42-95832flak
5611 May 1944166113Metelsky, P.574832-42-95832
5712 May 1944166122Wilkinson, E. S.574832-42-95832aborted
6015 May 1944166234Newman, R. A.574832-H42-95832
6119 May 1944166121Loesch, L. F.574832-42-95832
6220 May 1944166136Schreiber, L. A.574832-H42-95832
6320 May 1944166126Kiedinger, C. E.57436832-H142-95832
6421 May 1944166115Lakin, R. K.57431832-H142-95832
6724 May 1944166233Kiedinger, C. E.57436832-H142-95832
6824 May 1944166221Harkins, H. S.574832-42-95832
6925 May 1944166213Schirmer, L. F.57436832-H142-95832
7127 May 1944166114Kahley, W. F.57436832-H42-95832
7227 May 1944166124Kahley, W. F.574832-H142-95832aborted
7629 May 1944166131O'Hare, D. D.574832-42-95832
7730 May 1944166221Bird, S.57436832-H42-95832
7831 May 1944166214Bush, F. E.57436832-H42-95832flak
7901 Jun 1944166236Lakin, R. K.574832-H42-95832
8002 Jun 1944166226Kiedinger, C. E.57436832-H142-95832
8103 Jun 1944166124Bush, F. E.574832-H42-95832
8204 Jun 1944166121Bush, F. E.57436832-H42-95832
8406 Jun 1944166133Metelsky, P.57436832-H42-95832
8607 Jun 1944166131Bush, F. E.574832-42-95832
8707 Jun 1944166127Fry, W. W.57436832-H42-95832flak
9110 Jun 1944166126Lakin, R. K.574832-42-95832
9211 Jun 1944166216Reynolds, J. J.574832-H42-95832
9312 Jun 1944166123Wolfe, W. W.574832-H42-95832
9817 Jun 1944166136Horridge, R. M.574832-H42-95832
10020 Jun 1944166321Bush, F. E.57436832-H42-95832flak
10625 Jun 1944166226Lowder, O. H.574832-H42-95832