391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95859
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95859 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
859-Z142-95859IH-Z3

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95859 (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 flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 11/12/43), to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 12/12/43). Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 26/12/43. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 26/12/43, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Entered combat with the 1st Pathfinder SQN on 22/5/44, escorting the 387th BG to the target, coastal defence guns at La Parnelle / Barfleur, France. Suffered an engine failure on take-off and crashed at A-61 Beauvais / Tille Airfield, France on 6/1/45 flown by Gerald W Shirey. The aircraft suffered Cat.4 damage, and was condemned for salvage on 7/1/45. Earlier flown by Lt. Sliff. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 7/1/45.

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95859
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
8607 Jun 1944166111Sliff, R. S.1859-Z42-95859pathfinder
18029 Oct 1944A-73111Sliff, R. S.1859-Z42-95859pathfinder
19502 Dec 1944A-73111DuBois, J. M.1859-Z42-95859pathfinder