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41-34763

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ste Andre de L'Eure fell behind formation and set upon by two Fw190's, after two coordinated attacks by both 190's crashed Quittebeuf. 6 x POW's. MACR 1046/1499.

Crew: Pilot F/O William E Mildren, Co F/O Ernest O Grubb, B/N 2Lt Stanley S Bolesta, Radio S/Sgt William K Lahm, Eng T/Sgt Kenneth M Rimer, Gunner S/Sgt Henry T Cunningham.

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...

  • 449th Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

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 Middle River, MD, USA 1943

Built at Martins.

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

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 27110 Quittebeuf, France 3 November 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) shot down by E/A's crashed Quittebeuf. 6 x POW MACR 1046/1499.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2018 16:57:03 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28706931
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-34763&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 21:23:18 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://warbird-central.com/2011/09/41-34763-b-26c-5-mo/

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

MACR 1046 / MACR 1499 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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