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43-34430

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Eller railroad bridge bombing mission. Noted missing from formation after E/A ripped through formation 6 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11985.

Crew: Pilot 1Lt William P Cook [CA], Co F/O Arthur J Lefavre [NJ], Bomb Sgt Eric M Honeyman [CA], Radio Staff Sgt Ward C Swalwell Jr [IL], Eng/gunner S/Sgt Frank G Lane Jr [MS], Arm/gunner S/Sgt Maurice J Fevold [IA].

Service

People

  • William Cook

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    KIA on a bombing mission to destroy the Eller RR Bridge on the Mosel River during the Battle of the Bulge, Lt. Wm. "Billy" P. Cook's B-26 Marauder #43-34430 named Hunconscious was hit by flak shortly after crossing their initial point (IP). The...

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 4760 Allmuthen, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Eller railroad bridge bombing mission. Noted missing from formation after E/A ripped through formation 6 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11985.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2017 20:33:45 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46713658
https://www.fold3.com/page/461676294_bank_nite_betty_and_hunconscious_39...
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
http://historyflight.com/nw/docs/Allmuthen_Report_Version21-1.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11985 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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