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41-18072

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center. Lost on short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland, when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. 6 x Killed non Operational (KNO). 4-Jul-44.

Service

Units

People

  • Clyde Custer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Anthony Destefano

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Hans Erickson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Vincent Filippone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Robert Kist

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Silvester LaTorre

    Military | Corporal | Gunner
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

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...

  • Toome

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as a bomber OTU satellite, first to RAF Cluntoe and then to RAF Nutt’s Corner, Toome had three concrete runways, 30 pan type hardstandings, and two pairs of T2 hangars. 50 concrete 'fingers’ were added for aircraft storage during...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1943

Built at Martin's.

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.

Assigned Lough Neagh, United Kingdom June 1944

Transferred to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center.

Crashed Toome, Antrim BT41, UK 4 July 1944

Fatal Crash Toome/Sta 236 Cat 5 damage Lt Clyde R Custer, 4-Jul-44.

B-26B 41-18072 Hq 3CCRC 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2017 14:31:39 Al_Skiff Changes to place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=41-18072&Submit4=Go
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205369303
http://www.markstyling.com/b26_research.06.htm
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=109510

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2017 17:06:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=41-18072&Submit4=Go
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205369303
http://www.markstyling.com/b26_research.06.htm
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=109510

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