391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-95950
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-95950 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions
950-A57542-95950O8-A34

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-95950 (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. Then flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 14/12/43), to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 20/12/43). Assigned to the 8th AF at Hunter Field. Next went to Morrison Field, West Palm Beach, Florida (from 7/1/44) from where the aircraft was 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. Entered service with the 391st BG / 575th BS in February 1944. Damaged Cat.5, and written off in a landing accident at Station 166, Matching Green on 12/5/44 flown by Major George W Stalnaker. At 1945 hours the aircraft was making a single engine approach to land at Matching Green, after the right engine was shut down and the prop feathered after a loss of oil pressure and vibration in that engine. The wheels and flaps were lowered, and the aircraft brought in in a fast glide, touching down about 1/3rd of the way down the runway at about 130mph. Anticipating no trouble, the pilot reduced speed by holding the nose high, then eased the nose down and applied the brakes. There was no reaction to the use of both brakes, so the emergency air bottle was used at about 30mph. Both wheels locked and the aircraft skidded to the left, hit the soft shoulder off the edge of the runway, collapsing the right main gear. The crew escaped unhurt, but the aircraft was salvaged on 14/5/44. The final entries on the aircraft record card list, SOXO 9AF CON AFMSC on 14/5/44, and, SOXO 9AF CON SAL NBD on 14/5/44. We have also seen listed that this aircraft had the hydraulics shot out, and crash landed on a field in S of England, flown by Capt. Frank K Schleiker. Needs confirmation.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-95950
Mission Source_id Description Serial
58A00027Accident Report, 42-95950. 12 May 194442-95950

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-95950
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
115 Feb 1944166121White, B. B.575950-42-95950
702 Mar 1944166311Fry, R. C.575950-A42-95950
803 Mar 1944166311Aldridge, W. S.575950-42-95950
1005 Mar 1944166211Stalnaker, G. W.575950-42-95950
1106 Mar 1944166111Fry, R. C.575950-42-95950
1207 Mar 1944166111La Framboise, I. T.57548950-A42-95950
1520 Mar 1944166211Olfson, J. W.575950-A42-95950
1623 Mar 1944166131Aldridge, W. S.575950-A42-95950
1826 Mar 1944166141Stalnaker, G. W.57518950-A42-95950
2008 Apr 1944166211Mitchell, K. W.575950-A42-95950
2110 Apr 1944166111Aldridge, W. S.575950-42-95950
2311 Apr 1944166111La Framboise, I. T.57535950-A42-95950
2518 Apr 1944166314Stalnaker, G. W.575950-A42-95950flak
2719 Apr 1944166116Petrich, M. R.575950-A42-95950
3222 Apr 1944166211Loesch, L. F.575950-A42-95950
3323 Apr 1944166111Sellers, L.575950-A42-95950flak
3423 Apr 1944166111Williams, G. E.575950-A42-95950
3525 Apr 1944166214Harkins, H. S.575950-A42-95950flak
3726 Apr 1944166111Stalnaker, G. W.575950-42-95950
3827 Apr 1944166121Stalnaker, G. W.575950-42-95950
3927 Apr 1944166111Mitchell, K. W.575950-A42-95950
4028 Apr 1944166111Williams, G. E.575950-A42-95950
4130 Apr 1944166211Stalnaker, G. W.575950-A42-95950
4230 Apr 1944166211Mitchell, K. W.575950-A42-95950
4301 May 1944166211Kelley, G. D.57548950-A42-95950
4908 May 1944166211Stalnaker, G. W.575950-A42-95950
5008 May 1944166211La Framboise, I. T.57548950-A42-95950flak
5109 May 1944166211Mitchell, K. W.57548950-A42-95950
5209 May 1944166221Stalnaker, G. W.575950-42-95950
5310 May 1944166114Barger, T. J.575950-42-95950
5511 May 1944166114Salmon, D. J.57530950-A42-95950flak
5611 May 1944166211Miller, F. B.575950-A42-95950
5712 May 1944166111La Framboise, I. T.575950-42-95950
5812 May 1944166111Stalnaker, G. W.575950-42-95950accident