391st BOMB GROUP: Loadlist Aircraft information for serial number: 43-34183
Aircraft Details for serial number: 43-34183 - Note: Squadron and Codes shown are the most frequent non-blank values
Taxi Code Squadron Serial Code Missions

Aircraft history for serial number: 43-34183 (kindly provided by Paul Clouting).
Built at the Glenn L Martin factory at Baltimore, Maryland as a B-26G-1-MA. Accepted by the Army Air Force on 29/5/44. Then flown by New Castle (2nd Ferry Group), Wilmington, Deleware (from 9/6/44), to the 3rd AF staging area at Hunter Field, Savannah, Georgia (from 9/6/44). Then went to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine (from 14/6/44), from where the aircraft was flown overseas to the UK via the Northern Ferry Route, departing the USA on 30/6/44. The aircraft record card then lists, GLUE 9AF A (Europe - 9th AF) from 29/6/44, and GLUE 9AF G (Europe - 9th AF) from 11/7/44. Entered combat with the 391st BG / 574th BS on 27/8/44, coded 4L-C. Flew 12 combat missions with the 574th BS till 14/10/44, then transferred to the 573rd BS and recoded T6-K. Entered combat with the 573rd BS on 29/10/44. The port engine caught fire just after take off from A-73 Roye/Amy on 11/12/44 for the mission to Aulenbach, Germany. The bomb load was jettisoned 4 miles west of base, then all the crew bailed out. All landed safely except the pilot, 2nd Lt. Lloyd M Clapham, who was killed when his parachute failed to open in time due to the low altitude. The aircraft crashed 5 miles West of the airfield. The final entry on the aircraft record card lists, GLUE 9AF CON SAL NBD on 11/12/44.

Incident listing for serial number: 43-34183
Mission Source_id Description Serial
199A00049Accident Report, 43-34183. 11 Dec 194443-34183

Loadlist Taxi Sheet listing for serial number: 43-34183
Mission Date Station Box Flight Position Pilot A/C Squadron Hardstand Taxi Code Serial Status
15327 Aug 1944166223Hillier, F. O.57435183-C43-34183
15427 Aug 1944166213Hillier, F. O.57435183-C43-34183
15530 Aug 1944166226Crim, H. L.57435183-C43-34183
15601 Sep 1944166131Watkinson, A. G.57435183-C43-34183
16310 Sep 1944166133Gatlin, J. F.57435183-C43-34183
16411 Sep 1944166244Spare, 35183-C43-34183spare
16512 Sep 1944166231Horridge, R. M.57435183-C43-34183
16612 Sep 1944166226Talton, J. R.57435183-C43-34183
16714 Sep 1944166223Saunders, R. M.57435183-C43-34183
17023 Sep 1944166116Mickelson, C. E.57435183-C43-34183
17127 Sep 1944166133Sharp, D. N.57435183-C43-34183
17507 Oct 1944A-73236Lowe, W. F.574183-C43-34183
17608 Oct 1944A-73233Watson, F. D.574183-C43-34183
17813 Oct 1944A-73212Matus, P. M.574183-C43-34183flak
17914 Oct 1944A-73225Ackland, G. G.574183-43-34183
18029 Oct 1944A-73233Clapham, L. M.573RW183-K43-34183flak
18203 Nov 1944A-73137Clapham, L. M.RW183-K43-34183spare
18618 Nov 1944A-73134Clapham, L. M.57335183-K43-34183
19911 Dec 1944A-73121Clapham, L. M.57336183-K43-34183accident