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43-34136

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 24 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge. Vertical stabilizer shot away by fighters, did a complete roll, dropped out of formation with port engine on fire, seemed under control, into steep dive, crashed, burned, three chutes observed. 3 x POW, 3 x KIA. MACR 13039.

Crew: Pilot 1Lt Charles T Eiden KIA [IL], Co 2Lt Robert L Dorn KIA [MD], Bomb/Nav S/Sgt Gerald D Jackson KIA [MI], Eng/Gunner S/Sgt William H Frisbie [KS], Radio T/Sgt Lewis W Sullivan [KS], Arm/Gunner S/Sgt Charles T Berry [TX].

Service

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1944

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Rivenhall, Witham CM8, UK 1944

Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Seffern, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge. Vertical stabilizer shot away by fighters, did a complete roll, dropped out of formation with port engine on fire, seemed under control, into steep dive, crashed, burned, three chutes observed. 3 x POW, 3 x KIA. MACR 13039.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2017 21:24:22 Al_Skiff Changes to description
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29444386
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2017 21:23:12 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29444386
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13039 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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