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41-18058

B-26 Marauder

B-26B-4-MA 41-18058 [ER:S] was assigned to the 322BG/450BS at Andrews Field, UK. On 9-Sep-43 the aircraft was struck by flak over the target of the coastal defenses near Boulogne, France. The aircraft entered a spin, rolled on its back and crashed into the English Channel. 7KIA MACR15604.

P 1LT Jerome B. Reynolds (KIA); CP F/O Leslie W. Colby (KIA)
N/B 2LT Ralph W. Handsel (KIA); E/G SSGT Quinten E. Lecker (KIA)
RO/G TSGT James L. Guiliano (KIA); TG SSGT Philip L. Brinson (KIA)
PHO 2LT Robert H. Edwards (KIA)

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...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Philip Brinson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-26B 41-18058 [ER:S] 322BG/450BS while serving as Tail Gunner. The aircraft was hit by flak on mission to Boulogne, France. Engine damaged by hit, aircraft flipped over and crashed into the English Channel. The 322nd was...

  • Leslie Colby

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-26B 41-18058 [ER:S] 322BG/450BS while serving as Co-Pilot. The aircraft was hit by flak on mission to Boulogne, France. Engine damaged by hit, aircraft flipped and went into the English Channel . The 322nd was moved to the...

  • Robert Edwards

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Cameraman | 25th Bomb Group
    On his second mission when bomber shot down over Boulogne, France. Given FOD after year and a day. ...

  • James Guiliano

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-26B 41-18058 [ER:S] the aircraft was hit by flak on mission to Boulogne, France. Engine damaged by hit, aircraft flipped and crashed into the English Channel. His remains washed up on the shore on 26-Sep-43 and buried by the...

  • Ralph Handsel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-26B 41-18058 [ER:S] 322BG/450BS while serving as Navigator/Bombardier. The aircraft was hit by flak on mission to Boulogne, France. Engine damaged by hit, aircraft flipped and crashed into the English Channel. His body...

  • Quentin Lecker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-26B 41-18058 [ER:S] 322BG/450BS while serving as Engineer/Gunner. The aircraft was hit by flak on mission to Boulogne, France. Engine damaged by hit, aircraft flipped over and crashed into the English Channel. The 322nd was...

  • Jerome Reynolds

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-26B 41-18058 [ER:S] 322BG/450BS while serving as Pilot. The aircraft was hit by flak on mission to Boulogne, FR. Engine damaged by hit, aircraft flipped and went into the English Channel. The 322nd was moved to the 9th AF...

Missions

  • VIII Air Support Command 55

    9 September 1943
    The coastal defenses along the French coast near Boulogne are the targets for 217 B-26s from: 322BG (54); 323BG (54); 386BG (55) and 387BG (54). These operational capacity of each of these Groups has been increased by 50%. 202 aircraft are effective on...

Places

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Boulogne-sur-Mer, France 9 September 1943

Shot down by AA fire near the target and crashed into the English Channel near Boulogne, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2015 18:14:23 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Jun-2015. Added crew position, rank, full proper name and disposition for all crew and formatted crew display per MACR 15604.

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2015 17:57:28 Lee8thbuff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Jun-2015. NEW aircraft entry all information based on MACR 15604 and "Losses of the 8th & 9the Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE

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