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41-31853

B-26 Marauder

Shot down 25 May 1944 on a mission to bomb a railroad bridge in Seraing, Liège, Belgium. MACR 5039.

Service

Units

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 455th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Deloye

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Engineer | 323rd Bomb Group
    POW (Prisoner of War). Shot down due to heavy flak on a B-26 mission to the Seraing Railroad Bridge in Liège, Belgium. Aircraft Serial number 4131853. MACR 5039.

  • Forest Estel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in action on the 25 May 1944 mission to bomb a railway bridge at Seraing (Liège), Belgium. MACR 5039.

  • Richard Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Pilot of B-26 Marauder "Lois Rose" - serial 4131853 - on the 25 May 1944 mission to bomb a railroad bridge at Seraing, Liège, Belgium. Landed in parachute near Aubel, Belgium and immediately captured. Sent to temporary hospital in Spa, Belgium....

  • James O'Donnell

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Tail Gunner on B-26 "lois Rose" Serial 4131853, shot down on the 25 May 1944 mission to bomb a railway bridge at Seraing, Liège, Belgium. Made prisoner. MACR 5039.

  • Homer Posey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Co-Pilot of B-26 "Lois Rose" Serial 431853. Shot down on the 25 May 1944 mission to bomb a railroad bridge at Seraing, Liège, Belgium. KIA (Killed in Action).

  • Harry Schwartz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 323rd Bomb Group
    Shot down due to heavy flak on a B-26 mission to the Seraing Railroad Bridge, Liège, Belgium. Made prisoner (POW - Stalag Luft 4)

Missions

  • 370

    25 May 1944
    First mission. Up at 5:00 AM and back at 11:00. Good hit on marshaling yards. Our plane was hit but no-one in our crew was hit.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Aubel, Belgium 25 May 1944

Hit by Flak, crashed near AUBEL, Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 14:34:31 ED-BB Changes to description
Sources

MACR 5039

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 14:27:16 ED-BB Changes to nicknames, description, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 5039

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

MACR 5039 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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