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42-95878

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 344BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn, left engine on fire, three bailed out, two did not reach the ground alive 1 x POW, 6 x KIA. MACR 14626.

Crew: Pilot Capt Wilbur G Cox [IL], Co 2Lt Daniel P Winegar Jr [CA], Nav 1Lt Ernest E Todd Snr [TX], Bomb 1Lt Paul E Ostrom [WI], T/Sgt Ira L Mooney [PA], T/Sgt Salvatore A Vizi [NY], S/Sgt Charles J Bohn POW.

Service

Units

People

  • Charles Bohm

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn,...

  • Wilbur Cox

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bohn,...

  • Ira Mooney

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn,...

  • Paul Ostrom

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 14626. ...

  • Ernest Todd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 374BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn,...

  • Salvatore Vizi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn,...

  • Daniel Winegar

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn,...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

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...

  • Stansted Mountfitchet

    Military site : airfield
    Today, Stansted is one of the busiest airports in Britain. During the Second World War, instead of airliners delivering passengers, Stansted Moutfitchet’s aircrews in their B-26 Marauders attacked Nazi targets, paving the way for D-Day and the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1944

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Stansted Mountfitchet, Stansted CM24, UK 1944

Assigned to 344BG, 9AF USAAF.

Assigned Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 1944

Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Bonn, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn, left engine on fire, three bailed out, two did not reach the ground alive 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. MACR 14626.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2017 18:51:01 Al_Skiff Changes to description
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29039257
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2017 16:45:10 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29039257
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11551 / MACR 11876 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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