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42-107680

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter 6 x KIA MACR 6623

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 451st Bomb Group

People

  • Milfred Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from night mission as a Pathfinder in B-26 42-107680 'Pickled Dilly' 8-Jul-44. Bombing raid on V bomb storage facility at Chateau de Ribeaucourt, France. Killed in action (KIA) MACR 6623 ...

  • Raymond Close

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Claude Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 Awards: PH.

  • Claude Jones

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 Awards: DFC, AM (9OLC), PH.

  • George Moon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator & Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Stand in for Claude Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 ...

  • Robert Silberman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Claude Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Jack Tolbert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Claude Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 Awards: AM, 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Andrews Field, UK 1943 – 8 July 1944

Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Abbeville, FR 8 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter 6 x KIA MACR 6623

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 10:52:18 Al_Skiff Changes to markings, description and events
Sources

Unit assignments from MACR 6623 - https://www.fold3.com/image/28993082

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 23:20:11 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

AAM unit summaries and
MAURER; ...COMBAT UNITS...

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 23:12:43 phil marchese Changes to description and events
Sources

351st bg was 8th AF

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 23:00:26 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28993084
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=150004

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2020 11:32:38 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28993084
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=150004

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6623 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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