391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95842
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95842 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
842-D57342-95842T6-D69

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95842 (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 18/11/43. Next listed at Pittsburgh, Ohio (ATC) from 9/12/43. Then flown to Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 13/12/43), 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 19/2/44. Original group aircraft flown overseas by Capt. James H Gilmore and crew. Shot down by flak on 28/7/44. Aircraft crashed in the Thury-Harcourt region in Normandy on route to the target, a railway bridge at Grosley-sur-Risle. The aircraft flown by 1st Lt. Robert H Clark took a direct hit about the waist position and broke in half. Only three of the crew managed to bail out and survive as the two pieces spiralled down, the pilot, 1st Lt George L Parker, the co-pilot, & S/Sgt. John W Sweren, the tail gunner. 1st Lt. Clark flew as co-pilot when the aircraft was originally flown over from the USA. Flew at least 63+ missions. Marked "Priscilla" on the port engine. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON MIA on 29/7/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95842
Mission Source_id Description Serial
124M09831MACR 09831, 42-95842. 28 Jul 194442-95842

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95842
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"The Hitch Hiker"Nose Art42-95842
"Hitch Hiker"Nose Art42-95842
"Hitch Hiker"Nose Art42-95842

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95842
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
425 Feb 1944166137Smith, R. B.842-42-95842no bombs
629 Feb 1944166233Farrell, J. J.573842-42-95842
702 Mar 1944166125Anderson, W. B.573842-42-95842struck
803 Mar 1944166121McNulty, M. E.573842-42-95842
1005 Mar 1944166316Clark, R. H.573842-42-95842flak
1106 Mar 1944166234Enderton, C. M.842-42-95842no fly
1207 Mar 1944166234Lubojasky, J. C.16842-D142-95842no fly
1318 Mar 1944166126Clark, R. H.573842-D142-95842flak
1419 Mar 1944166136Clark, R. H.57316842-D42-95842flak
1520 Mar 1944166222Brubaker, C. M.573842-D142-95842
1725 Mar 1944166216Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
1826 Mar 1944166236Clark, R. H.57316842-D42-95842
1927 Mar 1944166122Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
2008 Apr 1944166236Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
2311 Apr 1944166236Clark, R. H.57316842-D42-95842
2412 Apr 1944166215Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
2719 Apr 1944166227Sellers, L.573842-42-95842
2820 Apr 1944166232Clark, R. H.573842-42-95842aborted
2920 Apr 1944166232Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
3021 Apr 1944166224Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842flak
3122 Apr 1944166133Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
3222 Apr 1944166133Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
3323 Apr 1944166113Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
3525 Apr 1944166226Lakin, R. K.573842-D142-95842
3625 Apr 1944166226Lakin, R. K.573842-D142-95842
3726 Apr 1944166233Alexander, R. L.573842-42-95842
3927 Apr 1944166214Whitson, J. H.573842-42-95842flak
5109 May 1944166113Clark, R. H.57318842-D42-95842flak
5611 May 1944166126Lowe, W. F.573842-42-95842
6320 May 1944166223Baxter, R. E.57328842-D42-95842
6421 May 1944166231Logan, R. B.57328842-D42-95842aborted
7026 May 1944166233Koehl, W. F.57328842-D142-95842
7227 May 1944166237Youse, W. H.573842-D142-95842
7428 May 1944166214Boone, W. R.57328842-D42-95842flak
7529 May 1944166235Clark, R. H.57328842-D42-95842
7629 May 1944166232Cassiday, C. E.57328842-D42-95842
7831 May 1944166136Koehl, W. F.57328842-D42-95842
8002 Jun 1944166133Clark, R. H.57328842-D42-95842
8103 Jun 1944166235Hall, E. L.573842-D42-95842
8204 Jun 1944166232Holliday, R. L.57328842-D42-95842
8305 Jun 1944166226Clark, R. H.57328842-D42-95842
8406 Jun 1944166136Callison, W. K.57329842-D42-95842
8506 Jun 1944166226Clark, R. H.573842-42-95842flak
8908 Jun 1944166133Baxter, R. E.57328842-D42-95842
9010 Jun 1944166232Koehl, W. F.573842-D42-95842
9110 Jun 1944166215Sloss, W.573842-D42-95842
9211 Jun 1944166113Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
9312 Jun 1944166233Danforth, G. L.573842-D42-95842
9413 Jun 1944166132Clark, R. H.57328842-D42-95842
9513 Jun 1944166233Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
9715 Jun 1944166133Clark, R. H.57328842-D42-95842
9817 Jun 1944166236Crim, H. L.573842-D42-95842
9918 Jun 1944166132Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
10020 Jun 1944166116Crim, H. L.57328842-D42-95842
10121 Jun 1944166241Spare, 28842-D42-95842spare
10221 Jun 1944166222Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
10322 Jun 1944166124Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
10524 Jun 1944166233Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
10625 Jun 1944166122Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
10730 Jun 1944166234Clark, R. H.57328842-D42-95842
10805 Jul 1944166132Clark, R. H.28842-D42-95842flak
11312 Jul 1944166125Clark, R. H.57326842-D42-95842
11515 Jul 1944166232Koehl, W. F.57328842-D42-95842
11818 Jul 1944166233Watkinson, A. G.573842-D42-95842
11919 Jul 1944166232Callison, W. K.573842-D42-95842
12124 Jul 1944166123Clark, R. H.57328842-D42-95842
12225 Jul 1944166123Clark, R. H.573842-D42-95842
12326 Jul 1944166232Garwick, R. W.573842-D42-95842
12428 Jul 1944166123Clark, R. H.573842-42-95842lost