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41-31634

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 555BS, 381BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) St Omer, France 8-Sep-43 last seen with engine feathered dropping out of formation escorted by several Spitfires.
Crew: Pilot 1Lt Richard A Tucker, Copilot 2Lt Patrick J Kelly, Bomb/Nav 2Lt Paul E Scharding, Radio T/Sgt John P Ryan, Eng S/Sgt Allen J Croswell, S/Sgt Bernard T Zukosky. 6 x KIA. MACR 164

Service

Units

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 555th Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

People

  • Allen Crosswell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 386th Bomb Group
    B-26B-16MA 41-31634 'Hell's Hurricane' crashed in Channel when right engine feathered. All other crew members were Missing in Action (MIA), but Crosswell's body was found on a Dutch beach. 386th BG was part of the 8th BG from July-October 1943

  • Patrick Kelly

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    B-26B-16MA 41-31634 'Hell's Hurricane' crashed in Channel when right engine feathered. 386th BG was part of the 8th BG from July-October 1943

  • John Ryan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 386th Bomb Group
    B-26B-16MA 41-31634 'Hell's Hurricane' crashed in Channel when right engine feathered. 386th BG was part of the 8th AF from July-October 1943

  • Paul Scharding

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier; Navigator | 386th Bomb Group
    B-26B-16MA 41-31634 'Hell's Hurricane' crashed in Channel when right engine feathered. 386th BG was part of the 8th BG from July-October 1943

  • Dick Tucker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    B-26B-16MA 41-31634 'Hell's Hurricane' crashed in Channel when right engine feathered. 386th BG was part of the 8th BG from July-October 1943

  • Bernard Zukosky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 386th Bomb Group
    B-26B-16MA #41-31634 'Hell's Hurricane' crashed in Channel when right engine feathered. 386th BG was part of the 8th BG from July-October 1943 PH, AM

Places

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Great Dunmow, Dunmow CM6, UK 1943

Assigned to 555BS, 381BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Saint-Omer, France 8 September 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) St Omer, France 8-Sep-43 last seen with engine feathered dropping out of formation escorted by several Spitfires. 6 x KIA. MACR 164

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2018 16:32:37 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29417942
https://www.fold3.com/image/29417951
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31634&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2018 16:31:08 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29417942
https://www.fold3.com/image/29417951
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31634&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2018 16:28:28 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29417942
https://www.fold3.com/image/29417951
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31634&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 04:38:31 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

AAM Photo

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 164 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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