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B-26 Marauder

Assigned to the 553rd Bombardment Squadron of the 386th Bomb Group, 9th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. 6 x KIA. MACR 7016.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force

    9th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 553rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Birmingham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 553BS, 386tBG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Frederick Briggs

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016. Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

  • Claude Cannaday

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016. Awards: PH.

  • Selwyn Danowitz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016. Awards: PH.

  • Leon Higginbotham

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016. Awards: PH.

  • Charley Johns

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016. Awards: AM, PH.

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 1944

Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF.

Crashed 14140 Lessard-et-le-Chêne, France 28 July 1944 – 28 July 1944

Collided with Fw190 fighter, 28-Jul-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2018 14:49:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.b26.com/guestbook/2013.htm
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=2420
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=260&MemID...
http://www.accident-report.com/MACR/1944/m194407.html

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2016 01:21:20 RAB Changes to events
Sources

RAB, Dec.20, 2016

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2016 15:44:51 TopCat Changes to markings, description and unit associations
Sources

386BG 553BS Aircraft list (C. Klier historian for the 386th Crusaders)
386 BG Mission records
553 BS Unit History, July 5-28, 1944

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 14:11:16 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://asisbiz.com/il2/B-26-Marauder/1941031805.html

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

MACR 7016 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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