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41-31954

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France hit by flak engine ablaze, salvoed bombs and bale out ordered, pilot did not escape 5 x POW, 1 x KIA. 9-May-44. MACR 4478.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Walter Cook

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France in B-26 41-31954, A/C hit by flak engine ablaze, bombs salvoed and bale out ordered, baled out Prisoner of War (POW). 9-May-44. MACR 4478. ...

  • Joseph Dana

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Survived landing accident in B26 41-31770. Returned to Duty (RTD). 21-Sep-43. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France in B-26 41-31954, A/C hit by flak engine ablaze, bombs salvoed and bale out ordered,...

  • Norman Huschka

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France in B-26 41-31954, A/C hit by flak engine ablaze, bombs salvoed and bale out ordered, baled out Prisoner of War (POW). 9-May-44. MACR 4478. ...

  • Lyle McGlocklin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France hit by flak engine ablaze, saloed bombs and bale out ordered, did not escape A/C B-26 41-31954 Killed in Action (KIA). 9-May-44. MACR 4478. Awards: PH.

  • Thomas Straka

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France in B-26 41-31954, A/C hit by flak engine ablaze, bombs salvoed and bale out ordered, baled out Prisoner of War (POW). 9-May-44. MACR 4478. ...

  • Robert Tomlinson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France in B-26 41-31954, A/C hit by flak engine ablaze, bombs salvoed and bale out ordered, baled out Prisoner of War (POW). 9-May-44. MACR 4478. ...

Places

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1943

Built at Martin's.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned 1943

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 14230 Isigny, France 9 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France hit by flak engine ablaze, salvoed bombs and bale out ordered, pilot did not escape 5 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 4478.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2017 22:00:12 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31954&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28650547

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4478 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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