391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-96102
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-96102 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-96102 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26B-55-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 17/1/44. Next went to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 24/1/44). Then went to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 2/2/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route (Listed as Caribbean Wing), departing the USA on 4/2/44 for the 9th AF. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO A (Europe - 8th AF) from 4/2/44, and, SOXO R (Europe - 8th AF) from 24/2/44. Entered service with the 391st BG / 573rd BS on 7/6/44. The aircraft crashed in farmland at Moons Farm, Norpitts, near Ashingdon, near to the north of the Canewdon Road, 2 miles Northeast of Rochford, Essex (map reference M313126) on 24/9/44 at 2140 hours, whilst returning from a ferry mission to the groups new base at Roye/Amy, France. The aircraft ran into a storm in the late evening having came back from France. They were unable to locate the airfield at Matching Green due to the severe weather and attempting to let down through the overcast crashed. The pilot 2nd Lt. Jack T Hanlon and crew were killed in the crash. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 24/9/44. A memorial plaque to the airmen lost in this crash is on display at the Ashingdon and East Hawkwell Memorial Hall, the crash site itself, and at nearby St.Andrews Church. Also listed as P2-X of the 572nd BS, needs confirmation.

Incident listing for serial number: 42-96102
Mission Source_id Description Serial
0A00044Accident Report, 42-96102. 24 Sep 194442-96102

Picture listing for serial number: 42-96102
Picture Title Picture Category Serial
"Lily Commando"Nose Art42-96102
"Lilly Commando"Nose Art42-96102
Two ships in element from cockpitMiscellaneous42-96102
"Lilly Commando" with unknown personNose Art42-96102
"Lilly Commando" with Tucker.Nose Art42-96102
"Lilly Commando"Nose Art42-96102

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-96102
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
8607 Jun 1944166234Shaffner, L. H.573102-X42-96102
8707 Jun 1944166234Logan, R. B.57328102-X42-96102flak
8908 Jun 1944166112Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102
9110 Jun 1944166222Bollinger, C. M.573102-X42-96102
9211 Jun 1944166112Boylan, J. J.573102-X42-96102
9312 Jun 1944166226Koehl, W. F.573102-42-96102
9413 Jun 1944166112Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102
9513 Jun 1944166212Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
9614 Jun 1944166222Reynolds, J. J.573102-X42-96102
9715 Jun 1944166112Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102
9817 Jun 1944166235Cassiday, C. E.573102-X42-96102
9918 Jun 1944166126Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
10020 Jun 1944166122Boylan, J. J.57323102-X42-96102
10121 Jun 1944166216Baehr, R. E.57323102-X42-96102
10221 Jun 1944166232Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
10322 Jun 1944166132Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102flak
10422 Jun 1944166215Dewitt, G. A.573102-X42-96102
10524 Jun 1944166235Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
10625 Jun 1944166113Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102flak
10730 Jun 1944166223Boylan, J. J.57323102-X42-96102
10805 Jul 1944166112Boylan, J. J.57323102-X42-96102
10906 Jul 1944166236Crim, H. L.573102-X42-96102
11007 Jul 1944166226Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102
11108 Jul 1944166226Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102flak
11312 Jul 1944166115Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102
11412 Jul 1944166237Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
11515 Jul 1944166225Fry, W. W.57323102-X142-96102
11616 Jul 1944166225Koehl, W. F.573102-X42-96102
11716 Jul 1944166122Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102
12023 Jul 1944166225Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
12124 Jul 1944166125Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102
12225 Jul 1944166126Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
12326 Jul 1944166123McCarty, J. P.573102-X42-96102
12530 Jul 1944166233Crim, H. L.573102-X42-96102
12631 Jul 1944166225Crim, H. L.573102-X42-96102
12731 Jul 1944166222Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102flak
12801 Aug 1944166215Youse, W. H.573102-42-96102
12902 Aug 1944166115Dewitt, G. A.57323102-X42-96102
13003 Aug 1944166135Fry, W. W.573102-X42-96102
13105 Aug 1944166115Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102
13205 Aug 1944166133Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
13306 Aug 1944166133Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102
13507 Aug 1944166236Boyd, R. H.573102-X42-96102
13607 Aug 1944166226Koehl, W. F.573102-X42-96102
13808 Aug 1944166213Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
13910 Aug 1944166233Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
14111 Aug 1944166236Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
14212 Aug 1944166132Chatellier, J. L.573102-X42-96102flak
14313 Aug 1944166133Youse, W. H.573102-X42-96102
14413 Aug 1944166123Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102flak
14514 Aug 1944166113Youse, W. H.57323102-X42-96102
14615 Aug 1944166216Koehl, W. F.573102-X42-96102flak
14716 Aug 1944166232Hall, E. L.57323102-X42-96102
14917 Aug 1944166223Daffern, T.57323102-X42-96102
15018 Aug 1944166233Daffern, T.57323102-X42-96102
15125 Aug 1944166215Edwards, G. A.57323102-X42-96102
15327 Aug 1944166131Dewitt, G. A.57323102-X42-96102flak
15530 Aug 1944166116Spangler, R. B.57323102-X42-96102
15601 Sep 1944166236Edwards, G. A.57323102-X42-96102
15803 Sep 1944166216Edwards, G. A.57323102-X42-96102
16206 Sep 1944166125Edwards, G. A.57323102-X42-96102
16310 Sep 1944166216Edwards, G. A.57323102-X42-96102
16411 Sep 1944166233Edwards, G. A.57323102-X42-96102
16512 Sep 1944166135Detwiler, E. F.57323102-X142-96102
16612 Sep 1944166115Mackay, L. C.57323102-X42-96102
16816 Sep 1944166236Edwards, G. A.57323102-X42-96102
17023 Sep 1944166233Mackay, L. C.57323102-X42-96102aborted