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43-34139

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge. Shot down, circumstances unknown. 23-12-44. 3 x POW, 3 x KIA MACR 11986.

Crew: Pilot 1Lt Robert E McCarthy [PA], Co 2Lt Charles F Abel [ID], Bomb 2Lt Harold T Ptaskiewicz [PA], Radio T/Sgt Clinton B Mathews [TN], Eng/Gunner S/Sgt Ellis J Williamson [TX], Arm/Gunner S/Sgt David E Hyre [OH].

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. Shot down, circumstances unknown. 23-12-44. 3 x POW, 3 x KIA MACR 11986.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2017 20:59:33 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46713689
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...

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

MACR 11986 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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