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B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 149 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne. Shot down by Me109's, pilot 2Lt Vernon O Staub hit in face by 20mm cannon shell and killed instantly, went down with A/C. Crew baled out. 6 x POW, 1 x KIA. 23-Dec-44. MACR 11465.

Crew: Pilot 2Lt Vernon O Staub KIA [IL], Co pilot 2Lt Elgin S Scobell [SD], Bomb 2Lt William H C Doyle [MO], Radio S/Sgt Leonard H Werner [CA], Eng S/Sgt Marvin P Geist [KS], Tail Sgt Richard F Wyman [KY], XTail Cpl Otto P Siciliano [OH].

Service

Units

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 559th Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

People

  • Vernon Staub

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne. Shot down by Me109's pilot. 2Lt Vernon O Staub hit in face by 20mm cannon shell and killed instantly, went down with aircraft. Crew baled out....

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Places

  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...

  • Clastres Aerodrome

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1944

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5, UK 1944

Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 149 x combat missions.

Crashed Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne. Shot down by Me109's, pilot 2Lt Vernon O Staub hit in face by 20mm cannon shell and killed instantly, went down with A/C. Crew baled out. 6 x POW, 1 x KIA. 23-Dec-44. MACR 11465.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 14:13:58 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/46701015

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2015 23:50:05 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

AAM Photo

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

MACR 11465 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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