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42-95753

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. It was lost on 23-Dec-44 on diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on hitting ground. 7 x Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11591.

Crew: Pilot 2Lt Richard E Dickey [MI], Co 2Lt Frank J Kuentz [TX], Bomb/Nav 2Lt Frank A Stadnick [RI], Eng Cpl Donald G Dickens [AR], Radio Pfc William Tipton [IL], Gunner S/Sgt John W Lofton [OK], Gunner Cpl Paul M Conant [WA].

Service

Units

People

  • Paul Conant

    Military | Corporal | Gunner
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • Donald Dickens

    Military | Corporal | Flight engineer
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • Richard Dickey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • Frank Kuentz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • John Lofton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer / gunner
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • Francis Stadnicki

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

  • William Tipton

    Military | Private | Radio operator
    Assigned to 441st BS, 320th BG, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) from diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. Flak hit over the target cut A/C B-26 42-95753 in two just aft of top turret, rolled over into shallow spin, exploded on...

Places

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

  • Alto

    Military site : airfield

  • Decimomannu

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Took off from 21000 Dijon, France 23 December 1944
Crashed Breisach, Germany 23 December 1944

Lost on December 23,1944 diversion mission to gun emplacements near Breisach, Germany. 7 x KIA MACR 11591.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2018 01:09:25 466thHistorian Changes to events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://320thbg.org/b26_320th_aircraft.html

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 16:19:24 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46703840

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2017 15:23:33 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings, description and events
Sources

http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
https://www.fold3.com/image/46703840

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2015 20:07:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events and place associations
Sources

www.fold3.com

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