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41-17982

B-26 Marauder

B-26B 41-27982 was shot down by AA fire on 17-May-1943 while on a mission to bomb a power station at Ilmuiden, Holland. The aircraft crashed into the sand dunes at Rozenburg, Holland. 3KIA, 3POW. MACR 15539.

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...

  • 352nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Betz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). May 17, 1943, in B26 41-17982 on mission to a power station in Holland, plane hit by flak and crashed in sand dunes west of Rozenburg, Holland. 3 Killed in Action (KIA) and 3 Prisoner of War (POW). See Pilot Robert Stillman's...

  • Morgan Freeman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 322nd Bomb Group
    Morgan Freeman was Engineer/Gunner on B26 41-17982 on the 17 May 1943 mission to a power station in Holland, plane hit by flak and crashed in sand dunes west of Rozenburg, Holland. 3 Killed in Action (KIA) and 3 Prisoner of War (POW). He was one of the...

  • Edward Hagetter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). May 17, 1943, in B26 41-17982 on mission to a power station in Holland, plane hit by flak and crashed in sand dunes west of Rozenburg, Holland. 3 Killed in Action (KIA) and 3 Prisoner of War (POW). See Pilot Robert Stillman's...

  • Ellis Resweber

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). May 17, 1943, in B26 41-17982 on mission to a power station in Holland, plane hit by flak and crashed in sand dunes west of Rozenburg, Holland. 3 Killed in Action (KIA) and 3 Prisoner of War (POW). See Pilot Robert Stillman's...

  • Robert Stillman

    Military | Major General | Pilot; Commanding Officer | 322nd Bomb Group
    Robert Stillman from High School at Pueblo, Colorado in 1929 and attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs for 2 years. Graduating from the US Military Academy on 12 June 1935, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. He soon...

  • Clyde Willis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Clyde Willis was Radio Operator/Gunner on B26 41-17982 on the 17 May 1943 mission to a power station in Holland, plane hit by flak and crashed in sand dunes west of Rozenburg, Holland. 3 Killed in Action (KIA) and 3 Prisoner of War (POW). He was one of...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 58

    17 May 1943
    VIII Bomber Command launches another operation against German U-Boat facilities with three elements. The first element is a formation of 100 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (24); 92BG (10); 303BG (21); 305BG (21) and 306BG (24) to attack the German U-Boat...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 3181 Rozenburg, Netherlands 17 May 1943

Shot down by AA fire, crashed at Rozenburg, Holland 17-May-1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2014 21:51:34 Lee8thbuff Changes to description and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Nov-2014. Aircraft entry created per MACR 15539 and "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2014 21:45:44 Lee8thbuff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 25-Nov-2014. MACR 15539 and 'Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & JohnA. Hey MBE

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