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41-31814

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, pilot wounded in stomach and unconscious, crew baled out, shortly later A/C exploded on impact, pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armored flight seat. 2 x EVD, 3 x POW, 1 x KIA. 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

People

  • Dale Brothers

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Evaded (EVD). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625. ...

  • Woodrow Clark

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Prisoner of War (POW). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625. ...

  • Peter Hogan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 38 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Evaded (EVD). 8-Jul-44....

  • Donald Lovell

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Prisoner of War (POW). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625. ...

  • John Ryan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Prisoner of War (POW). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625. ...

  • Richard Waters

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, wounded in stomach and unconscious, unable to bale out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, 1Lt Waters having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Killed...

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
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1943

Built at Martin's.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 1943

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens, France 8 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, pilot wounded in stomach and unconscious, crew baled out, shortly later A/C exploded on impact, pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armored flight seat. 2 x EVD, 3 x POW, 1 x KIA. 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2017 12:26:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31814&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28993151

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 14:19:06 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

AAM Photo

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

MACR 6626 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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