391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95851
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95851 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
851-M57442-958514L-M58

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95851 (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 16/11/43. Then flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 11/12/43), to Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky (from 12/12/43), 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. Was originally named "Vivacious Veronica", but the name was later shortened to just "Veronica". Shot down by flak on route to the target on the 7/8/44 mission to the Nogent Le Roi railroad bridge, France. The pilot was 1st Lt. William K Callison, who had earlier ferried her over from the USA. The aircraft took a direct hit in the left wing soon after crossing the enemy coast, snap rolled, and went into a spin crashing near Conde Sur Noi. Only the engineer, S/Sgt. Joseph E Hanzl managed to bail out before the aircraft crashed and he survived. The aircraft record card lists this serial as condemned on 8/8/44 at an advanced landing strip (GLUE 9AF CON ON ALS on 8/8/44).

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95851
Mission Source_id Description Serial
55M07795?MACR 07795?, 42-95851. 11 May 194442-95851
136M07795MACR 07795, 42-95851. 7 Aug 194442-95851

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95851
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Vivacious"Nose Art42-95851

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95851
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
325 Feb 1944166122Callison, W. K.574851-42-95851
425 Feb 1944166121Sparks, R. L.851-42-95851no bombs
528 Feb 1944166234Enderton, C. M.57431851-M1?42-95851
629 Feb 1944166127Engelking, O. B.574851-42-95851spare
702 Mar 1944166226Nunally, C. M.574851-42-95851
803 Mar 1944166215Nunally, C. M.574851-M42-95851
1106 Mar 1944166125Jacobi, S.574851-M142-95851
1207 Mar 1944166323Garwick, R. W.57431851-M142-95851
1318 Mar 1944166212Callison, W. K.574851-M42-95851flak
1826 Mar 1944166242Callison, W. K.57431851-M42-95851
1927 Mar 1944166135Alexander, J. P.574851-M42-95851
2008 Apr 1944166125Callison, W. K.574851-M42-95851
2110 Apr 1944166235Callison, W. K.574851-N142-95851
2210 Apr 1944166235Callison, W. K.574851-M42-95851
2311 Apr 1944166222Barker, F. E.57431851-M42-95851
2412 Apr 1944166127Callison, W. K.574851-M42-95851
2518 Apr 1944166122Jacobs, S. A.574851-42-95851flak
2719 Apr 1944166216Whitson, J. H.57428851-M42-95851
2820 Apr 1944166116Jacobs, S. A.574851-M42-95851
2920 Apr 1944166116Jacobs, S. A.574851-M42-95851flak
3122 Apr 1944166213Callison, W. K.574851-42-95851flak
3323 Apr 1944166223Wolfe, W. W.574851-42-95851flak
3525 Apr 1944166122Callison, W. K.574851-M42-95851
3625 Apr 1944166125Callison, W. K.574851-M42-95851
3827 Apr 1944166226Hall, E. L.574851-42-95851
3927 Apr 1944166223Hall, E. L.574851-42-95851flak
4301 May 1944166221Sullens, J. A.57431851-N142-95851
4401 May 1944166221La Framboise, I. T.574851-M42-95851
4502 May 1944166122Callison, W. K.574851-M42-95851
4604 May 1944166137Sullivan, L. R.574851-N142-95851
4707 May 1944166215Callison, W. K.574851-42-95851
4908 May 1944166233Rutledge, E.574851-M142-95851
5008 May 1944166235Rutledge, E.57431851-M42-95851flak
6015 May 1944166235Watson, F. D.574851-M42-95851
6119 May 1944166136Carson, C. W.574851-42-95851
6320 May 1944166135Lakin, R. K.57431851-M42-95851
6421 May 1944166116Schirmer, L. F.57431851-N42-95851
6623 May 1944166237Carson, C. W.57431851-M42-95851
6724 May 1944166237Lowe, W. F.57431851-M42-95851
6824 May 1944166231Olfson, J. W.574851-M42-95851
6925 May 1944166237Fleck, W. E.57431851-M42-95851
8204 Jun 1944166116Callison, W. K.57431851-U42-95851
8406 Jun 1944166125Carson, C. W.57431851-M42-95851
8607 Jun 1944166122Callison, W. K.574851-M42-95851
8808 Jun 1944166226Callison, W. K.574851-M42-95851flak
9110 Jun 1944166234Logan, R. B.574851-M42-95851
9211 Jun 1944166236Koehl, W. F.574851-42-95851
9312 Jun 1944166112Horridge, R. M.574851-V42-95851
9413 Jun 1944166214Jannsen, E. M.57431851-M42-95851
9817 Jun 1944166125Callison, W. K.574851-M42-95851aborted
10020 Jun 1944166135Callison, W. K.57431851-M42-95851flak
10221 Jun 1944166224Baxter, R. E.574851-M42-95851
10524 Jun 1944166226Jacobi, S.574851-M42-95851
10906 Jul 1944166122Callison, W. K.574851-42-95851
11211 Jul 1944166226Callison, W. K.574851-42-95851
13406 Aug 1944166132Callison, W. K.57431851-N42-95851
13507 Aug 1944166115Morris, W. E.574851-M42-95851
13607 Aug 1944166116Callison, W. K.574851-42-95851lost