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41-18099

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a power station in Harlem, Holland. Ditched in English channel after being shot up by fighters off enemy coast. 2 x RTD, 4 x KIA. 17-May-43. MACR 16165.

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
  • 9th Air Force

People

  • John Champlin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) May 17, 1943, in B26 41-18099 'Lorraine' on mission to a power station in Holland went down in the sea after being shot down by fighters off the enemy coast.

  • Jack Crane

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) May 17, 1943, in B26 41-18099 'Lorraine' on mission to a power station in Holland that went down in the sea after being shot down by fighters off the enemy coast. AM, PH

  • Charles Elliott

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) May 17, 1943, in B26 41-18099 'Lorraine' on mission to a power station in Holland went down in the sea after being shot down by fighters off the enemy coast. AM, PH

  • Jesse Lewis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    May 17, 1943, in B26 41-18099 'Lorraine' on mission to a power station in Holland went down in the sea after being shot down by fighters off the enemy coast. May 17, 1943, in B26 41-18099 'Lorraine' on mission to a power station in Holland went down in...

  • James McNeil

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. member of Rotkewicz crew.

  • Stanley Rotkewicz

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Instructor 42X class at Randolph Field, TX. Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 67 x combat missions. Awards: DFC, AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jesse Southworth

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) May 17, 1943, in B26 41-18099 'Lorraine' on mission to a power station in Holland went down in the sea after being shot down by fighters off the enemy coast. AM, PH

  • George Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 322nd Bomb Group
    May 17, 1943, in B26 41-18099 'Lorraine' on mission to a power station in Holland went down in the sea after being shot down by fighters off the enemy coast. According to Losses, Williams and crew mate TG Jesse Lewis were the only crew to return from...

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
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1943

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 1943

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed North Sea 17 April 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a power station in Harlem, Holland. Ditched in English channel after being shot up by fighters off enemy coast. 2 x RTD, 4 x KIA. 17-May-43. MACR 16165.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2017 08:08:46 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=16165&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/30088035

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 22:27:19 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=16165&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/30088035

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