391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95947
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95947 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95947 (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 9/12/43. Next listed at Morris Field, Charlotte, North Carolina (ATC) from 13/12/43. Then flown to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 15/12/43). Assigned to the 8th AF at Hunter Field. Flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Carribean Wing), departing the USA on 31/12/43. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) on 31/12/43, and SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 30/1/44. Entered service with the 391st BG / 572nd BS in February 1944. Hit in the nose section by an 88mm flak gun over Irlich, Germany on 24/2/45. The bombardier, 2nd Lt. Kenneth F Fagan, and co-pilot, 2nd Lt. Warren M Wright were killed instantly, and the pilot, 2nd Lt. Paul R Young knocked temporarily unconscious. The aircraft dropped out of formation and went into a spin. The three gunners bailed out over enemy territory. The pilot came round, put the aircraft into a dive to recover the spin, which also put the fires that had started. He nursed the crippled plane back to allied lines and crash landed in a farmers field at Mersch. This was it's 120th mission. This was his 2nd crash landing in two weeks, see 43-34156. The pilot dropped the aircraft in from about 10,000 feet for a dead stick crash landing. Although he was badly injured in the face and suffering spinal injuries, he crawled from the burning wreck, and survived to be awarded the Silver Star for his bravery. The three gunners made their way safely back to allied lines. According to Horst Weber, the aircraft crashed at Bruchlandung near Mersch, Luxembourg. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 8/3/45.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95947
Mission Source_id Description Serial
237M12695MACR 12695, 42-95947. 24 Feb 194542-95947

Picture listing for serial number: 42-95947
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
Sweating It OutAirplanes42-95947
"The Sweat Box"Nose Art42-95947

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95947
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
425 Feb 1944166124Nunally, C. M.572947-U42-95947
528 Feb 1944166224Sterngold, M. I.5722947-U42-95947
629 Feb 1944166132Morrison, D. L.572947-42-95947
702 Mar 1944166227Callison, W. K.572947-U142-95947
803 Mar 1944166221Carson, C. W.572947-U142-95947
1005 Mar 1944166324Lubojasky, J. C.572947-42-95947
1106 Mar 1944166216Whitson, J. H.572947-42-95947
1207 Mar 1944166214Morrison, D. L.5722947-U42-95947
1318 Mar 1944166236Klimovich, D.572947-U42-95947
1419 Mar 1944166231Bush, F. E.5722947-U142-95947
1520 Mar 1944166131Nestlerode, T. W.572947-U42-95947
1623 Mar 1944166214Erickson, W. G.572947-U42-95947
1725 Mar 1944166114Jobe, R. C.572947-U42-95947flak
1826 Mar 1944166114Morrison, D. L.5722947-U42-95947
2110 Apr 1944166211Earll, J. E.572947-U42-95947
2210 Apr 1944166211Earll, J. E.572947-42-95947flak
2518 Apr 1944166121Erickson, W. G.572947-U42-95947
2619 Apr 1944166213Hanlon, J. T.572947-U42-95947
2719 Apr 1944166213Hanlon, J. T.572947-U42-95947
2820 Apr 1944166115Hanlon, J. T.572947-U42-95947
2920 Apr 1944166115Hanlon, J. T.572947-U42-95947flak
3021 Apr 1944166112Blute, J. W.572947-U42-95947flak
3222 Apr 1944166236Newcomer, H. C.572947-42-95947
3323 Apr 1944166222Callison, W. K.572947-U42-95947flak
4130 Apr 1944166231La Framboise, I. T.572947-42-95947
4230 Apr 1944166231Harkins, H. S.572947-42-95947
4301 May 1944166133Baxter, R. E.5722947-U42-95947
4401 May 1944166133Baxter, R. E.572947-42-95947
4502 May 1944166211Miller, F. B.572947-U42-95947
4604 May 1944166225Bjork, P. A.572947-U42-95947
4707 May 1944166131Jobe, R. C.572947-U42-95947
4807 May 1944166117Jobe, R. C.572947-42-95947
4908 May 1944166125Goodson, R. G.572947-U42-95947
5008 May 1944166125Goodson, R. G.5722947-U42-95947flak
6119 May 1944166211Erickson, W. G.572947-U42-95947
6522 May 1944166114Miller, F. B.57215947-U42-95947
6623 May 1944166143Spare Lead, 15947-U42-95947spare
6724 May 1944166242Spare Lead, 5947-U42-95947spare
7026 May 1944166211Miller, F. B.57215947-U42-95947
7227 May 1944166211Jobe, R. C.572947-42-95947flak
7328 May 1944166224Sloss, W.57215947-U42-95947flak
7901 Jun 1944166137Sloss, W.572947-U42-95947aborted
8002 Jun 1944166131Shaffner, L. H.57215947-U42-95947
8103 Jun 1944166214Erickson, W. G.572947-42-95947
8204 Jun 1944166221Erickson, W. G.57215947-U42-95947
8305 Jun 1944166111Stalnaker, G. W.57215947-U42-95947
8406 Jun 1944166221Schleicher, F. K.57215947-U42-95947flak
8506 Jun 1944166121Jobe, R. C.572947-U42-95947flak
8808 Jun 1944166121Schleicher, F. K.572947-U42-95947
8908 Jun 1944166111Williams, G. E.57215947-U42-95947
9010 Jun 1944166231Jobe, R. C.572947-U42-95947
9211 Jun 1944166137Watson, F. D.947-42-95947no fly
9312 Jun 1944166221Roeper, F. R.572947-V42-95947
9413 Jun 1944166123Dearing, R. B.57215947-U42-95947
9513 Jun 1944166121Erickson, W. G.572947-U42-95947
9614 Jun 1944166211Schleicher, F. K.572947-42-95947
9715 Jun 1944166121Armstrong, J. F.57215947-U42-95947
10020 Jun 1944166221Erickson, W. G.57215947-U42-95947flak
10121 Jun 1944166232Fry, W. W.57215947-U42-95947
10221 Jun 1944166123Koehl, W. F.572947-U42-95947
10805 Jul 1944166137Holliday, R. L.57215947-U42-95947
10906 Jul 1944166226Sloss, W.572947-U42-95947
11007 Jul 1944166113Wilkinson, E. S.57215947-U42-95947
11515 Jul 1944166142Spare, 15947-U42-95947spare
11616 Jul 1944166222Dewitt, G. A.572947-42-95947
11716 Jul 1944166223Fry, W. W.57215947-U42-95947
11818 Jul 1944166135Fry, W. W.572947-U42-95947
11919 Jul 1944166136Youse, W. H.572947-U42-95947
12023 Jul 1944166125Lowder, O. H.572947-42-95947
12124 Jul 1944166216Tucker, T. F.57215947-U42-95947
12428 Jul 1944166133Barker, F. E.572947-U42-95947flak
12530 Jul 1944166226Dewitt, G. A.572947-U42-95947
12631 Jul 1944166235Fry, W. W.572947-U42-95947
13205 Aug 1944166236Koehl, W. F.572947-U42-95947
13306 Aug 1944166132Clapham, L. M.15947-U42-95947no fly
13708 Aug 1944166216Dewitt, G. A.572947-42-95947
13808 Aug 1944166232Clapham, L. M.572947-?U42-95947
13910 Aug 1944166225Clapham, L. M.572947-U42-95947
14010 Aug 1944166116Fry, W. W.572947-O42-95947
14111 Aug 1944166124Fry, W. W.572947-U42-95947
14212 Aug 1944166134Fry, W. W.572947-U42-95947
15226 Aug 1944166115Brockway, H. M.57215947-U42-95947flak
15601 Sep 1944166232Brockway, H. M.57215947-U42-95947
15803 Sep 1944166241Spare, 15947-U42-95947spare
16005 Sep 1944166132Doolittle, J. H.57215947-U42-95947
16310 Sep 1944166236Baker, K. L.57215947-U42-95947
16411 Sep 1944166231Boone, W. R.57215947-U42-95947
16512 Sep 1944166136Brockway, H. M.57215947-U42-95947
16612 Sep 1944166122Brockway, H. M.57215947-U42-95947
16714 Sep 1944166236Brockway, H. M.57215947-U42-95947
17023 Sep 1944166222Brockway, H. M.57215947-U42-95947
17127 Sep 1944166216Edwards, G. A.57215947-U42-95947
17229 Sep 1944166116Brockway, H. M.57215947-U42-95947
17302 Oct 1944A-73213Brockway, H. M.572947-U42-95947
17507 Oct 1944A-73135Grow, J. A.57264947-U42-95947
17608 Oct 1944A-73136Brockway, H. M.572947-U42-95947
17712 Oct 1944A-73233Brockway, H. M.572947-U42-95947
17914 Oct 1944A-73112Lantz, G. R.572947-U42-95947
18029 Oct 1944A-73125Daniels, D. E.57269947-U42-95947
18102 Nov 1944A-73215Brown, H. W.57269947-U42-95947
18203 Nov 1944A-73223Brockway, H. M.57269947-U42-95947
18921 Nov 1944A-73234Brockway, H. M.572947-U42-95947
19025 Nov 1944A-73137Young, P. R.57269947-U42-95947
19128 Nov 1944A-73236Lantz, G. R.57269947-U42-95947
19605 Dec 1944A-73214Knight, W. C.572947-U42-95947
19810 Dec 1944A-73136Stevens, J. C.572947-U42-95947
19911 Dec 1944A-73226Coult, C. K.57269947-V42-95947
20113 Dec 1944A-73224Brockway, H. M.572947-U42-95947
20423 Dec 1944A-73124Willis, J. B.572947-U42-95947flak
20524 Dec 1944A-73113Penneman, R. D.572947-U42-95947
20625 Dec 1944A-73122Bonde, P. K.57269947-U42-95947
20725 Dec 1944A-73122Bonde, P. K.57269947-U42-95947
20826 Dec 1944A-73247Lipschultz, J. M.57269947-U42-95947aborted
21906 Feb 1945A-73222Chapin, K. R.57269947-U42-95947
22008 Feb 1945A-73314Bonde, P. K.57269947-U42-95947
22209 Feb 1945A-73132Pancoast, R. L.57269947-U42-95947
22310 Feb 1945A-73227Lehfeldt, W. H.57269947-U42-95947flak
22514 Feb 1945A-73223Lantz, G. R.57269947-U42-95947
22614 Feb 1945A-73214Bonde, P. K.57269947-U42-95947
22715 Feb 1945A-73214Stevens, J. C.57269947-U42-95947
22918 Feb 1945A-73124Bonde, P. K.57269947-U42-95947
23019 Feb 1945A-73116Stanford, L. F.57269947-U42-95947
23121 Feb 1945A-73132Harris, W. L.57269947-U42-95947flak
23222 Feb 1945A-73235Pancoast, R. L.57269947-U42-95947
23423 Feb 1945A-73224Penneman, R. D.57269947-U42-95947
23724 Feb 1945A-73133Young, P. R.57269947-U42-95947flak