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41-31918

B-26 Marauder

B-26B 41-31918 "Can't Get Started" of the 454th Bomb Sq, 323rd BG was shot down by an Me-262 on 20 April 1945; 1st Lt Dale E Sanders & his crew became POWs for the last two weeks of the war in Europe.

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,...

  • 454th Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

Places

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Germany 20 April 1945

Shot down by an Me-262 on 20 April 1945; 1st Lt Dale E Sanders & his crew became POWs for the last two weeks of the war in Europe.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2015 21:31:34 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

www.fold3.com

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 20:08:39 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://asisbiz.com/il2/B-26-Marauder/1941031918.html

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

MACR 14083 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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