391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95853
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95853 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
853-F57542-95853O8-F103

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95853 (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 15/11/43. Next listed at Washington, D.C (ATC) from 11/12/43. Then went 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 8/1/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 8/1/44, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Original group aircraft. The aircraft had flown 62 missions by 20/6/44. Crashed onto a bungalow on the north side of Chemsford road at Hatfield Heath on 24/9/44, returning from a ferry mission to the groups new base at Roye/Amy, France. The aircraft ran into a storm in the late evening and was unable to locate the base. The pilot 2nd Lt. Howard H Nolan and the other two crew on board were killed. At 2140 hours the pilot appears to have lost control of the aircraft possibly due to vertigo, and was recovering the aircraft when it struck the top of a tree, 300 yards from where it crashed. Also listed as a 575th BS aircraft (on accident records), and coded O8-F, needs confirmation. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 24/9/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95853
Mission Source_id Description Serial
0A00043Accident Report, 42-95853. 24 Sep 194442-95853

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95853
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Miss Laid"Nose Art42-95853
Miss Laid and 575BS Ground CrewPeople42-95853
42-95853 Crash ReportMiscellaneous42-95853
42-95853 Crash Photo #1Miscellaneous42-95853
42-95853 Crash Photo #2Miscellaneous42-95853
42-95853 Crash Photo #3Miscellaneous42-95853
42-95853 Crash Photo #4Miscellaneous42-95853
"Miss Laid"Nose Art42-95853
"Miss Laid" with Tucker.Nose Art42-95853
"Miss Laid"Nose Art42-95853

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95853
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166235Oliver, G. C.575853-42-95853
224 Feb 1944166231Nestlerode, T. W.575853-F42-95853
325 Feb 1944166225Young, B. B.575853-F42-95853
528 Feb 1944166122Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853flak
629 Feb 1944166237Harrison, P. L.853-42-95853scrubbed
803 Mar 1944166126Marble, R. W.575853-F42-95853flak
1005 Mar 1944166215Ruble, J. C.575853-42-95853
1106 Mar 1944166115Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
1207 Mar 1944166116Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
1419 Mar 1944166125Marble, R. W.57535853-F42-95853flak
1520 Mar 1944166237Ruble, J. C.575853-42-95853no bombs
1623 Mar 1944166126Ruble, J. C.853-42-95853scrubbed
1725 Mar 1944166235Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853flak
2008 Apr 1944166234Ruble, J. C.575853-42-95853
2110 Apr 1944166123Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
2210 Apr 1944166123Petrich, M. R.575853-F42-95853flak
2311 Apr 1944166221Ljunggren, E. N.57539853-F42-95853
2412 Apr 1944166124Roeper, F. R.575853-F42-95853
2518 Apr 1944166335Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
2619 Apr 1944166115Ruble, J. C.575853-42-95853
2719 Apr 1944166115Ruble, J. C.575853-42-95853
3021 Apr 1944166235Bollinger, C. M.575853-S42-95853
3122 Apr 1944166114McNulty, M. E.575853-42-95853flak
3323 Apr 1944166114Armstrong, J. F.575853-F42-95853flak
3525 Apr 1944166215Ruble, J. C.575853-42-95853flak
3625 Apr 1944166215Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
3726 Apr 1944166115Ruble, J. C.575853-L42-95853
3827 Apr 1944166112Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
3927 Apr 1944166112Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
4130 Apr 1944166223Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
4230 Apr 1944166223Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
4301 May 1944166233Ruble, J. C.57539853-F142-95853
4401 May 1944166232Lakin, R. K.575853-42-95853
4502 May 1944166137Talton, J. R.575853-42-95853
4604 May 1944166113Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
4707 May 1944166213Metelsky, P.575853-42-95853
4908 May 1944166222Ruble, J. C.575853-42-95853
5008 May 1944166223Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
5109 May 1944166222Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
5209 May 1944166223Harlow, F. S.575853-F42-95853
5310 May 1944166135Alexander, J. P.575853-42-95853
5410 May 1944166121Barger, T. J.575853-42-95853
5511 May 1944166124Newcomer, H. C.57539853-F42-95853flak
5913 May 1944166132Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853flak
6220 May 1944166125Ruble, J. C.575853-D42-95853
6320 May 1944166134Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
6421 May 1944166122Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
6623 May 1944166236Lowe, W. F.57539853-F142-95853
6724 May 1944166216Sullivan, L. R.57539853-F42-95853flak
6925 May 1944166216Lakin, R. K.57539853-F42-95853
7026 May 1944166136Newman, R. A.57539853-F42-95853flak
7127 May 1944166233Alexander, R. L.57539853-F42-95853
7328 May 1944166131O'Hare, D. D.57539853-F142-95853
7428 May 1944166113Martin, M. M.57539853-F42-95853flak
7831 May 1944166235Majka, F. J.57539853-F42-95853
8305 Jun 1944166132Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853flak
8406 Jun 1944166137Newman, R. A.57539853-F42-95853
8607 Jun 1944166222Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
8707 Jun 1944166133Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853flak
8908 Jun 1944166232Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
9010 Jun 1944166132Alexander, J. P.575853-F42-95853
9110 Jun 1944166132Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
9413 Jun 1944166232Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
9513 Jun 1944166224Armstrong, J. F.575853-F42-95853
9614 Jun 1944166132Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
9715 Jun 1944166233Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
9918 Jun 1944166232Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
10020 Jun 1944166315Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853flak
10322 Jun 1944166212Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
10422 Jun 1944166114Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
10524 Jun 1944166114Barker, F. E.575853-42-95853
10625 Jun 1944166225Callison, W. K.575853-F42-95853
10730 Jun 1944166135Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
10805 Jul 1944166232Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853flak
11007 Jul 1944166134Alexander, J. P.57539853-F42-95853
11108 Jul 1944166116Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853flak
11312 Jul 1944166225Morris, W. E.57539853-F42-95853
11412 Jul 1944166125Tavener, C. A.575853-F42-95853
11515 Jul 1944166115Rugg, E. J.575853-42-95853flak
12124 Jul 1944166214Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
12326 Jul 1944166215Newman, R. A.575853-F42-95853
12428 Jul 1944166216Schreiber, L. A.575853-F42-95853flak
12631 Jul 1944166234Smith, J. W.575853-F42-95853
12801 Aug 1944166115Ekstrom, A.575853-F42-95853
12902 Aug 1944166214Bush, F. E.57539853-F42-95853
13105 Aug 1944166233Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
13205 Aug 1944166224O'Hare, D. D.575853-F42-95853
13910 Aug 1944166122Tavener, C. A.575853-I42-95853
14010 Aug 1944166223Lowe, W. F.575853-F42-95853
14111 Aug 1944166231Bird, S.575853-42-95853
14212 Aug 1944166232Garwick, R. W.575853-F42-95853flak
14313 Aug 1944166224Ruble, J. C.575853-F42-95853
14413 Aug 1944166224Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
14514 Aug 1944166214Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
14917 Aug 1944166124Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853
15125 Aug 1944166237Wolfe, D. H.39853-F42-95853spare
15327 Aug 1944166232Morris, W. E.57539853-F42-95853flak
15803 Sep 1944166124Jannsen, E. M.57539853-F42-95853
16005 Sep 1944166232Tavener, C. A.57539853-F42-95853
16106 Sep 1944166225Martin, C. L.57539853-F42-95853
16206 Sep 1944166213Gatlin, J. F.57539853-F42-95853
16310 Sep 1944166124Breesman, R. N.57539853-F42-95853
16411 Sep 1944166131Ruble, J. C.57539853-F42-95853