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41-31888

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne mission. Hit by flak below cockpit, fell out of formation into unrecoverable spin and exploded on impact with ground on highway adjacent to target at Zülpich, Germany. No chutes observed. 6 x KIA. 23-Feb-45. MACR 12642.

Crew: Pilot 1Lt Jack G Cox, Co-pilot 2Lt Lyle A Taggart, Bomb 2Lt Edward Wallerstein, Radio T/Sgt Marion T Evans, Engineer S/Sgt John H Mackett, Tail S/Sgt Joseph M Mischik.

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

  • Jack Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne mission. Hit by flak below cockpit, fell out of formation into unrecoverable spin and exploded on impact with ground on highway adjacent to target at Zülpich, Germany. Killed in Action...

  • Marion Evans

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne mission. Hit by flak below cockpit, fell out of formation into unrecoverable spin and exploded on impact with ground on highway adjacent to target at Zülpich, Germany. Killed in Action...

  • John Mackett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne mission. Hit by flak below cockpit, fell out of formation into unrecoverable spin and exploded on impact with ground on highway adjacent to target at Zülpich, Germany. Killed in Action...

  • Joseph Mischik

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne mission. Hit by flak below cockpit, fell out of formation into unrecoverable spin and exploded on impact with ground on highway adjacent to target at Zülpich, Germany. Killed in Action...

  • Lyle Taggart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne mission. Hit by flak below cockpit, fell out of formation into unrecoverable spin and exploded on impact with ground on highway adjacent to target at Zülpich, Germany. Killed in Action...

  • Edward Wallerstein

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne mission. Hit by flak below cockpit, fell out of formation into unrecoverable spin and exploded on impact with ground on highway adjacent to target at Zülpich, Germany. Killed in Action...

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

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

Combat damaged Germany 13 October 1943

Combat damaged. Flak hits, including to starboard fuselage adjacent waist position. Returned to Base (RTB). Returned to service.

Crashed Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 10 May 1944

Belly landing combat damaged. Andrews Field. Returned to service.

Crashed Zülpich, Germany 23 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Cologne mission. Hit by flak below cockpit, fell out of formation into unrecoverable spin and exploded on impact with ground on highway adjacent to target at Zülpich, Germany. No chutes seen. 6 x KIA. MACR 12642.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2017 09:20:24 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=41-31888&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28829040

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 18:52:01 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://asisbiz.com/il2/B-26-Marauder/1941031888.html

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

MACR 12642 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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