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B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) R/R Oissel. Hit by flak prior to reaching the target. It was last seen going down with two engines smoking, but apparently under control near Aboucourt, France. 8-May-44 MACR 4429.

Crew: 2Lt's Elmer C Freeman[P], Harry E Walter[CP], George A Hofmann[Nav], S/Sgt Harry J Hoderliuk, Sgt's Marion Rose and Oscar E Young.

Service

People

  • Elmer Freeman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) R/R Oissel. Hit by flak prior to reaching the target. It was last seen going down with two engines smoking, but apparently under control near Aboucourt, France. 8-May-44 Evaded capture, via a...

Places

  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • Péronne

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Middle River, MD, USA 1943

Built at Martin.

Assigned Rivenhall, Witham CM8, UK 1944

Assigned to 596BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Aboncourt, France 8 May 1944 – 8 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) R/R Oissel. Hit by flak prior to reaching the target. It was last seen going down with two engines smoking, but apparently under control near Aboucourt, France. 8-May-44 MACR 4429

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2018 18:42:50 Al_Skiff Changes to description
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28643595
http://www.b26.com/guestbook/2007.htm
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Freeman%2C+Elm...

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2018 18:36:57 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Freeman%2C+Elm...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28643595
http://www.b26.com/guestbook/2007.htm

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 10:29:34 SXS Changes to events and unit associations
Sources

MACR #4429

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4429 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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