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41-31974

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, 2 chutes observed before lost below overcast, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19-Jul-44. 2 x RTD, 4 x KIA. MACR 7047.

Service

Units

  • 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
  • 9th Air Force

People

  • Charles Abady

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes,...

  • Armond Cardarelli

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS,322BG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joy Deen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes,...

  • James Fox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes,...

  • Joseph Gonet

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes,...

  • Eric Peterson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 322nd Bomb Group

  • Carl Sinn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes,...

  • John Williams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes,...

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 Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 1943

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

Crashed 12Km Sth of Nantes, France 19 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, 2 chutes observed before lost below overcast, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19-Jul-44. 2 x RTD, 4 x KIA. MACR 7047.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2017 17:24:16 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31974&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28695652
http://usaafdata.com/?q=search
http://www.markstyling.com/b26_research.06.htm

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2015 13:24:42 loki68 Changes to media associations
Sources

pic from Eric peterson

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2015 04:21:25 Tanks Changes to media associations
Sources

AAM Photo

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2015 05:04:08 Tanks Changes to unit associations
Sources

MACR 7047 and photos from relative

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2015 04:57:41 Tanks Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

MACR 7047 and photos from relative.

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

MACR 7047 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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