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41-31698

B-26 Marauder

B-26 41-31698 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire on 2 March 1944. Pilot Oliver Jopling and tail gunner Richard Byrem survived. The four other crew members died: Arnold Warmuth, Irving Lerman, John Gober and James White; MACR 2525.

Regular crew of the aircraft:
Pilot
1st Lt. John F. Neyenhouse
XXXX8121

Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Ramsay J. Toon
XXXX2394

Navigator, Bombardier
2nd Lt. Joseph A. Harroun
XXXX1063

Engineer, Gunner
Private Fred M. Boso
XXXX0214

Radio Operator, Gunner
T/Sgt. Stow Podlicka
XXXX5244

Gunner
S/Sgt. Alfred P. Dalpino
XXXX1021

Passenger
2nd Lt. George W. Norris
XXXX7877

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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

  • Richard Byrem

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 387th Bomb Group
    Richard Byrem was shot down in B-26 41-31698 on 2 March 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Gober

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 387th Bomb Group
    John Goper was shot down in B-26 41-31698 on 2 March 1944. Killed in Action.

  • Oliver Jopling

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    Oliver Jopling was shot down in B-26 41-31698 on 2 March 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Irving Lerman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier-Navigator | 387th Bomb Group
    Irving Lerman was shot down in B-26 41-31698 on 2 March 1944. Killed in Action.

  • John Neyenhouse

    Military | Major | Bomber pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    I'm John F Neyenhouse Sr., 90 years old (April 2010), 91 in a few months, and I flew 71 missions as a first pilot in a Martin B-26 Marauder in WW2. Graduated from Kelly Field, Class of 42 K, 13 Dec. 1942. I was transferred to MacDill Field, Tampa, Fla...

  • Ramsay Toon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    KNO in B26#41-31687 '9 Nina with the Ruby Ts'. Flight test of ac when all engines failed. Crashed near North Weald. Survived by wife Estelle Toon, mother Agnes (Ramsay) Toon, brother Robert L. Toon and sister Mary Jane Crandall. ...

  • Arnold Warmuth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    Arnold Warmuth was shot down in B-26 41-31698 on 2 March 1944. Killed in Action.

  • James White

    Military | Sergeant | 387th Bomb Group
    James White was shot down in B-26 41-31698 on 2 March 1944. Killed in Action.

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) English Channel 2 March 1944
Assigned

41-31698
DATE

TQ-N "HOT GARTERS"

TARGET

PILOT

SORTIE

REMARKS

JULY 31, 1943 'DIVERSION' NEYENHOUSE 1
AUG 2, 1943 'DIVERSION' NEYENHOUSE 1
AUG 16, 1943 BERNAY/ST MARTIN NEYENHOUSE 1
AUG 17, 1943 POIX/NORD ROBERTS - RECALLED WEATHER
AUG 25, 1943 ROUEN SETTLE - ABORT, FOULED PLUGS
SEPT 2, 1943 LILLE/NORD NEYENHOUSE 1
SEPT 4, 1943 COURTRAI ROBERTS 1
SEPT 6, 1943 ROUEN MCCLENDON 1
SEPT 7, 1943 LILLE & ST POL NEYENHOUSE 1
SEPT 8, 1943 LILLE/NORD BOSSARD 1
SEPT 8, 1943 BOULOGNE/ANDANTE WALKER 1
SEPT 9, 1943 BOULOGNE/ANDANTE NEYENHOUSE 1
SEPT 14, 1943 LILLE/NORD NEYENHOUSE 1
SEPT 15, 1943 MERVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1
SEPT 18, 1943 BEAUVAIS/TILLE TURK 1
SEPT 24, 1943 EVREUX/FAUVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1
OCT 2, 1943 ST OMER/LONGUENESSE TURK 1
OCT 3, 1943 WOENSDRECHT ROE 1
OCT 8, 1943 CHIEVRFS NEYENHOUSE 1
OCT 9, 1943 WOENSDRECHT NEYENHOUSE 1
OCT 24, 1943 ST ANDRE DE L'EURE NEYENHOUSE 1
NOV 3, 1943 ST ANDRE DE L'EURE NEYENHOUSE 1
NOV 5, 1943 MIM0YECQUES POWELL 1
NOV 7, 1943 MEULAN LES MURFAUX NEYENHOUSE 1
NOV 10, 1943 LILLE/VENDEVILLE LANDSBOROUGH 1
NOV 11, 1943 MARTINVAST ESTES 1
NOV 19, 1943 EVREUX/FAUVILLE NEYENHOUSE - ABORT, WEATHER
NOV 26, 1943 CAMBRAI/EPINOY NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 1, 1943 CAMBRAI/EPINOY PERRIN 1
DEC 4, 1943 CHIEVRES NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 5, 1943 LIGESCOURT NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 13, 1943 AMSTERDAM/SCHIPOL NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 20, 1943 LE MEILLARD/BONNIERS NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 22, 1943 LE MEILLARD/BONNIERS POWELL 1
DEC 24, 1943 CORMETTE NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 30, 1943 CORMETTE NEYENHOUSE 1
JAN 4, 1944 ECLIMEUX NEYENHOUSE 1
JAN 4, 1944 LONGUEMONT NEYENHOUSE 1
JAN 7, 1944 LA GLACERIE NEYENHOUSE 1
JAN 14, 1944 FRUGES/BOIS COUPELLE AUTHUR 1
JAN 23, 1944 BOIS DE ESQUARDES DILLIONAIRE 1
JAN 24, 1944 LE MEILLARD FINNEY 1
JAN 25, 1944 BOIS DE CREQUY HIGGS - TURN BACK, WEATHER
JAN 29, 1944 LES MESNIL ALLARD NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 3, 1944 BOIS REMPRE NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 5, 1944 LA LONGUEVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 8, 1944 LOSTEBARNE/ARDRES NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 8, 1944 CAMBRAI/NIERGNIES AUTHUR 1
FEB 9, 1944 BELLEVILLE EN CRUX NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 10, 1944 YORENCH/BOIS CARRE HILL 1
FEB 13, 1944 HAMBURES HILL 1
FEB 15, 1944 LA SORRELLERIE WELDON 1
FEB 15, 1944 BELLEVILLE EN CRUX WELDON 1
FEB 22, 1944 SOESTERBURG WELDON - ABORT, WEATHER
FEB 24, 1944 LEEUWARDEN TOLER 1
FEB 24, 1944 RAY SUR AUTHIE TOLER 1
FEB 25, 1944 VENEA VENTERS 1
FEB 25, 1944 LA LONGUEVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 28, 1944 RAY SUR AUTHIE NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 29, 1944 BOIS COQUERAL JAMISON 1
MAR 2, 1944 LINGHEM

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2017 10:33:52 Lucy May Changes to description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28608484?terms=41-31698

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2017 21:04:56 Brian Toon Changes to markings and unit associations
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Brian Toon

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2017 20:56:10 Brian Toon Changes to description and events
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Brian Toon

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2017 20:52:41 Brian Toon Changes to description
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Brian Toon

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2017 00:51:53 Brian Toon Changes to media associations
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Personal photo

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 05:42:20 Tanks Changes to nicknames and person associations
Sources

http://www.b26.com/marauderman/ramsay_j._toon.htm

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

MACR 2525 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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