391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 42-96314
Aircraft Details for serial number: 42-96314 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 42-96314 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26F-1-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 10/3/44. Then went to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 13/3/44). Next went to Homestead Army Air Field, Florida (from 4/4/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Southern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 4/4/44. The aircraft record card then lists, SOXO 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 3/4/44, and GLUE 9AF R (Europe - 9th AF) from 20/4/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 574th BS on 3/8/44. Badly damaged by flak on the 16/8/44 mission to Fismes, France, including a damaged left engine. The aircraft flown by Lt. Peter Metelsky, crashed whilst attempting to land at Matching Green on return, suffered Cat. E damage and was salvaged. Three of the crew were slightly injured. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL BD on 16/8/44.

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 42-96314
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
13003 Aug 1944166214Hollis, W. N.574314-H42-96314
13406 Aug 1944166126Talton, J. R.57429314-H42-96314
13507 Aug 1944166131Horridge, R. M.574314-H42-96314
13607 Aug 1944166113Watkinson, A. G.574314-H42-96314flak
13808 Aug 1944166216Holliday, R. L.574314-H42-96314flak
14010 Aug 1944166233McClurkin, J. D.574314-H42-96314
14413 Aug 1944166234Adamson, J.57429314-H42-96314aborted
14514 Aug 1944166237Barker, F. E.29314-H42-96314spare
14615 Aug 1944166115Newman, R. A.574314-42-96314flak
14716 Aug 1944166113Metelsky, P.57435314-H42-96314flak