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41-17590

B-26 Marauder

Martin B-26B Marauder 41-17590, 70th BS, 38th BG. Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with P-39D 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR 16411.

B-26B Crew: Pilot 1st Lt Richard T Otis, Co pilot 1st Lt Thomas O'Connor
Bombardier 2nd Lt Merlin C Douglass, Navigator 2nd Lt Charles S Drewyour, S/Sgt Coleman D Ramsey, Pfc Howard G Spencer, Pvt Jack J Howard.
P-39D Pilot 2nd Lt Earl W Kennamer.

Service

Aircraft

  • 41-7043

    P-39 Airacobra
    P-39D 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF. Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with Martin B-26B Marauder 41-17590, 70th BS, 38th BG, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR 16411. ...

People

  • Merlin Douglass

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 38th Bomb Group
    Bombardier B-26B Marauder 41-17590, 70th BS, 38th BG, 5th AF. Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with P-39D 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR 16411.

  • Charles Drewyour

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 38th Bomb Group
    Navigator Martin B-26B Marauder 41-17590, 70th BS, 38th BG, 5th AF. Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with P-39D 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR...

  • Jack Howard

    Military | Private | Gunner | 38th Bomb Group
    Crewmember Martin B-26B Marauder 41-17590, 70th BS, 38th BG, 5th AF. Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with P-39D 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR...

  • Earl Kennamer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Pilot P-39 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF. Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with Martin B-26B Marauder 41-17590, 70th BS, 38th BG, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR 16411.

  • Thomas O'Connor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co pilot | 38th Bomb Group
    Co pilot Martin B-26B Marauder 41-17590, 70th BS, 38th BG, 5th AF. Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with P-39D 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR 16411.

  • Richard Otis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 38th Bomb Group
    Pilot Martin B-26B Marauder 41-17590, 70th BS, 38th BG, 5th AF. Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with P-39D 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR 16411.

  • Coleman Ramsey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 38th Bomb Group
    Crewmember Martin B-26B Marauder 41-17590, 70th BS, 38th BG, 5th AF. Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with P-39D 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR...

  • Howard Spencer

    Military | Private First Class | Gunner | 38th Bomb Group
    Crewmember Martin B-26B Marauder 41-17590, 70th BS, 38th BG, 5th AF. Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with P-39D 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Tai Island, Fiji 13 October 1943

Lost in mid air collision on local altitude training flight. 13th Oct 43. Colided with P-39D 41-7043, 70th FS, 347th FG, 13th AF, no bail outs observed from either A/C, 7 KIFA. MACR 16411.

Assigned Nadi, Fiji

Assigned 70th BS, 38th BG.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 17:39:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, aircraft associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.fold3.com/image/38641066/ MACR 16411 Details.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=16411&Submit=Go MACR 16411 bare bones.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=350519 B-26B Crew Details.

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