391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95839
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95839 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95839 (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 11/11/43. Next 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 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 Capt. Lawrence F Loesch and crew. Aircraft had flown 60 combat missions by June 1944. The aircraft record card also lists this aircraft as force landing at an Advanced Landing Strip on 26/9/44, and repaired the following day (GLUE 9AF CON ON ALS on 26/9/44, and, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 27/9/44). Crash landed at Roye / Amy after returning from a mission to the defended village at Oberzier, Germany, near to Cologne with flak damaged hydraulics on 5/12/44. The pilot, Lt. Paul M Matus and crew escaped unhurt, but the aircraft was written off. Aircraft salvaged on 8/12/44. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 8/12/44.

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95839
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Wogpatterass"Nose Art42-95839
Metelsky CrewCrews42-95839
"Wogpatterass" in flightAirplanes42-95839
"Wogpatterass"Nose Art42-95839

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95839
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166132Nunally, C. M.574839-M142-95839
224 Feb 1944166214Barger, T. J.574839-42-95839
325 Feb 1944166114Barger, T. J.574839-G42-95839
702 Mar 1944166215Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839
803 Mar 1944166216Metelsky, P.574839-G42-95839flak
1005 Mar 1944166114Kahley, W. F.574839-G42-95839flak
1207 Mar 1944166315Metelsky, P.57426839-G42-95839
1318 Mar 1944166226Metelsky, P.574839-S?42-95839
1419 Mar 1944166237Metelsky, P.57426839-G42-95839no bombs
1520 Mar 1944166125Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839aborted
1623 Mar 1944166217Petit, D. E.574839-G42-95839
1826 Mar 1944166112Metelsky, P.57426839-G42-95839flak
2008 Apr 1944166113Salmon, D. J.574839-G42-95839
2311 Apr 1944166136Metelsky, P.57426839-G142-95839
2719 Apr 1944166234Shofner, J. F.57426839-G142-95839
2820 Apr 1944166137Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839
2920 Apr 1944166137Lowenthal, S. S.574839-42-95839flak
3525 Apr 1944166125Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839flak
3625 Apr 1944166123Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839
3726 Apr 1944166137Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839
3827 Apr 1944166216Blute, J. W.574839-G42-95839
3927 Apr 1944166323Blute, J. W.574839-G42-95839flak
4028 Apr 1944166226Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839
4130 Apr 1944166125Baxter, R. E.574839-42-95839
4230 Apr 1944166125Baxter, R. E.574839-G42-95839
4502 May 1944166116Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839
4604 May 1944166125Lakin, R. K.574839-42-95839
5008 May 1944166122Dearing, R. B.57425839-G42-95839flak
5109 May 1944166226Fry, W. W.57428839-G42-95839
5209 May 1944166227Smith, J. W.574839-42-95839
5310 May 1944166136Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839
5410 May 1944166113Metelsky, P.574839-G42-95839
5511 May 1944166112Metelsky, P.57437839-G42-95839flak
5913 May 1944166232Bollinger, C. M.57437839-G42-95839
6015 May 1944166233Metelsky, P.574839-G42-95839
6119 May 1944166113Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839
6320 May 1944166125Schreiber, L. A.57437839-G142-95839
6421 May 1944166244Spare, 37839-G42-95839spare
6522 May 1944166237Salmon, D. J.57439839-G42-95839
6623 May 1944166221Hollis, W. N.57437839-G42-95839
6724 May 1944166234Hanish, B. C.57437839-G142-95839
6824 May 1944166224O'Hare, D. D.574839-G42-95839
6925 May 1944166234Jannsen, E. M.57437839-G142-95839
7127 May 1944166115Carson, C. W.57437839-G42-95839
7227 May 1944166112Carson, C. W.574839-G42-95839flak
7529 May 1944166237Salmon, D. J.57437839-G42-95839
7629 May 1944166132Lakin, R. K.57437839-G42-95839
7730 May 1944166213Metelsky, P.57437839-G42-95839
7831 May 1944166223Metelsky, P.57437839-G42-95839flak
7901 Jun 1944166226Kiedinger, C. E.574839-G42-95839
8002 Jun 1944166222Schreiber, L. A.57437839-G42-95839
8103 Jun 1944166126Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839
8204 Jun 1944166123Metelsky, P.57437839-G42-95839
8305 Jun 1944166133Harlow, F. S.57437839-G42-95839
8406 Jun 1944166135Watson, F. D.57437839-G42-95839
8607 Jun 1944166133Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839
8707 Jun 1944166136Martin, M. M.57437839-G42-95839flak
8908 Jun 1944166216Martin, M. M.57437839-G42-95839
9312 Jun 1944166113Evans, F. L.574839-G42-95839
9413 Jun 1944166226Schreiber, L. A.574839-G42-95839
9513 Jun 1944166116Reynolds, J. J.574839-G42-95839
9614 Jun 1944166124Jannsen, E. M.574839-G42-95839
9715 Jun 1944166216Harlow, F. S.57437839-G42-95839
9817 Jun 1944166113Metelsky, P.574839-G42-95839
10020 Jun 1944166323Metelsky, P.57437839-G42-95839
10524 Jun 1944166237Wilkinson, E. S.574839-G42-95839flak
10625 Jun 1944166216Metelsky, P.574839-G42-95839
10906 Jul 1944166116Metelsky, P.574839-G42-95839
11312 Jul 1944166226Metelsky, P.57437839-G42-95839
11412 Jul 1944166216Dietschler, E. A.574839-G42-95839
11515 Jul 1944166133Metelsky, P.57437839-G42-95839
11616 Jul 1944166122Hanish, B. C.574839-G42-95839
11716 Jul 1944166233Dewitt, G. A.57437839-G42-95839
11818 Jul 1944166216Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839flak
11919 Jul 1944166223Metelsky, P.574839-G42-95839
12124 Jul 1944166133Metelsky, P.57437839-G42-95839
12225 Jul 1944166236Lowder, O. H.574839-42-95839
12428 Jul 1944166226Harlow, F. S.574839-G42-95839
12530 Jul 1944166137Metelsky, P.574839-G42-95839
12801 Aug 1944166235Garwick, R. W.574839-G42-95839
12902 Aug 1944166226Garwick, R. W.57437839-G42-95839
13003 Aug 1944166234Watkinson, A. G.574839-G42-95839flak
13105 Aug 1944166236Jacobi, S.57437839-G42-95839
13607 Aug 1944166114Talton, J. R.574839-42-95839flak
14010 Aug 1944166213Metelsky, P.574839-G42-95839flak
14111 Aug 1944166215Metelsky, P.574839-G42-95839
14212 Aug 1944166216Metelsky, P.574839-42-95839flak
15226 Aug 1944166223Metelsky, P.57437839-G42-95839
15530 Aug 1944166237Edwards, G. A.37839-G42-95839spare
15601 Sep 1944166132Hillier, F. O.57437839-G42-95839
16005 Sep 1944166242Spare, 37839-G42-95839spare
16106 Sep 1944166233Chatellier, J. L.57431839-G42-95839
16310 Sep 1944166243Spare, 57437839-G42-95839spare
16512 Sep 1944166222Talton, J. R.57437839-G42-95839
16816 Sep 1944166114Hillier, F. O.57437839-G42-95839flak
17023 Sep 1944166114Hillier, F. O.57437839-G42-95839
17127 Sep 1944166137Chism, J. W.37839-G42-95839spare
17302 Oct 1944A-73126Sherwood, N. W.574839-42-95839
-17405 Oct 1944A-73216Ryan, B. L.839-G42-95839no fly
18102 Nov 1944A-73116Lesmeister, R. H.57450839-G42-95839
18309 Nov 1944A-73126Proctor, R. M.57450839-G42-95839
18618 Nov 1944A-73125Sherwood, N. W.57450839-G42-95839flak
18719 Nov 1944A-73125Hillier, F. O.574839-42-95839
18819 Nov 1944A-73126Proctor, R. M.574839-42-95839aborted
18921 Nov 1944A-73134Salmon, D. J.574839-42-95839
19025 Nov 1944A-73242Spare, 50839-G42-95839spare
19128 Nov 1944A-73132Matus, P. M.57450839-G42-95839
19330 Nov 1944A-73222Stevenson, W. P.57450839-G42-95839
19401 Dec 1944A-73223Gray, W. E.574839-42-95839
19502 Dec 1944A-73242Spare, 50839-G42-95839spare
19605 Dec 1944A-73115Matus, P. M.574839-42-95839accident