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41-31852

B-26 Marauder

B-26 Marauder Serial 41-31852 was shot down on 25 April 1944 on a mission to Northern France. Pilot William C. Reynolds; Co-Pilot George R. Freeman; Bombardier/Navigator Bernard Tallerico; Radio Operator/Gunner Robert L. Kegg; Tail gunner Norman H. Hines : 5 Prisoners of War (POW). The Engineer/Gunner, William Thomas Bradley Jr was Killed In action (KIA). Crashed near Blosseville, 6km SE of Saint-Valéry-en-Caux, France – Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 4133.

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

People

  • Bernard Tallerico

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator/Bombardier | 386th Bomb Group
    Bernard Tallerico was Bombardier/Navigator on board B-26 Serial 41-31852 on the 25 April mission 1944. A/C crashed near Blosseville, 6km SE of Saint-Valéry-en-Caux, France – MACR 4133. Tallerico evaded capture for some weeks before he was captured....

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Blosseville, France 25 April 1944

Shot down

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2021 09:28:21 ED-BB Changes to place associations
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Added Station

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2021 09:25:57 ED-BB Changes to description and events
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MACR 4133

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2015 06:02:47 Tanks Changes to nicknames
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From photo

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

MACR 4133 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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