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41-31875

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Battle damaged on ramrod to Abbeville, crash landed at Eastbourne, half of crew had baled out due to the damaged state of his A/C. Pilot 1st Lt Rowland G Thornton. 3 x RTD, 3 x POW. 28-Feb-44. MACR 15197. Salvaged.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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

People

  • Herbert Fernous

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Remained onboard battle damaged B-26 41-31875 back from ramrod to Abbeville, crash landed at Eastbourne, Returned to Duty (RTD). 28-Feb-44. MACR 15197. ...

  • Elmer Gallagher

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Abbeville. B-26 41-31875 battle damaged, part of crew that baled out due to the damaged state of his A/C. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Feb-44. MACR 15197. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Arthur Hoen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Abbeville. B-26 41-31875 battle damaged, part of crew that baled out due to the damaged state of his A/C. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Feb-44. MACR 15197. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Lampkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer / gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Remained onboard battle damaged B-26 41-31875 back from ramrod to Abbeville, crash landed at Eastbourne, Returned to Duty (RTD). 28-Feb-44. MACR 15197. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Howard Martin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Abbeville. B-26 41-31875 battle damaged, part of crew that baled out due to the damaged state of his A/C. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Feb-44. MACR 15197. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Stach

    Military | Major | Bomber pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 453BS 323BG, 9AF USAAF. 65 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Caen Road Junctions C-1 and C-2, France 6-Jun-44. Major Stach was in the aircraft leading Box III on the afternoon en route to the target, when it was hit by...

  • Rowland Thornton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 49 x combat missions. Managed to bring battle damaged B-26 41-31875 back from ramrod to Abbeville, to crash land at Eastbourne, half his crew had baled out due to the damaged state of his A/C. 28-Feb-44. MACR 15197....

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 Martins.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 1943 – 28 February 1944

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

Combat damaged 80100 Abbeville, France 28 February 1944

Battle damaged on ramrod to Abbeville, crash landed at Eastbourne, half of crew had baled out due to the damaged state of his A/C. Pilot 1st Lt Rowland G Thornton. 3 x RTD, 3 x POW. 28-Feb-44. MACR 15197.

Crashed Eastbourne, UK 28 February 1944

Battle damaged on ramrod to Abbeville, crash landed at Eastbourne, half of crew had baled out due to the damaged state of his A/C. Pilot 1st Lt Rowland G Thornton. 3 x RTD, 3 x POW. 28-Feb-44. MACR 15197.

Salvaged Eastbourne, UK 29 February 1944

Salvaged.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2017 08:20:39 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31875&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29435264
http://www.markstyling.com/b26_research.07.htm

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2017 17:14:23 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31875&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29435264
http://www.markstyling.com/b26_research.07.htm

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 18:49:39 Tanks Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

http://asisbiz.com/il2/B-26-Marauder/1941031875.html

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 18:46:23 Tanks Changes to nicknames, markings and person associations
Sources

http://asisbiz.com/il2/B-26-Marauder/1941031875.html

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

MACR 15197 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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