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Halmyth C Reese

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. S

On March 26th, 1944, Lt Reese and his crew went to Holland for an a maximum effort raid on Ijmuiden, Holland.
They took a direct hit in the bomb bay and went down near IJmuiden
The crew of the Toid Boid was a new crew because the actual crew (Foster crew) had a day off. The crew on this day was called the "Reese crew", concerning the following crew-members:

* 2nd Lt Halmyth C. Reese (Pilot),
* William C. Berryman (Co Pilot),
* Sgt Paul R. Scott (Radio operator/ Waist gunner,
* Sgt Ralph R. Brown (Bombardier),
* S/Sgt Alex E. Sundberg (Armorer/Turret gunner,
* Sgt Donald L. Jacobs (Engineer/Tail gunner)
The German report indicates that "Toid Boid" was shot down by heavy flack at 14.44 hrs local time and crashed 2 km south of IJmuiden in the Dunes.
The orginal crew from the Toid Boid the Foster Crew was an lucky crew and had a day off.

Investigation at the crash site learned that the wreckage was destroyed for 95%. Only a part of the tail was recognizable, filed with number 134 on the left side and 853 on the right side. The body of Sgt Paul R Scott was found among the back dome at that time he could not be identified. The crew was buried on March 29, 1944 in IJmuiden on the cemetery at the Havenkade and transferred after the war to Margraten.

RZ

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People

  • William Berryman

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast. In 1943 his plane was forced down in the North Sea, and he was awarded the Air Medal, and promoted to Major,...

  • Ralph Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast.

  • Donald Jacobs

    Military | Sergeant | engineer/Tail gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    On March 26th, 1944, Sgt Paul Raymond Scott went with his crew to Holland for an a maximum effort raid on Ijmuiden, Holland to hit the boat pens with 344 bombers over the target. Despite heavy flak defenses, only one bomber was lost in the attack (this...

  • Paul Scott

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 Toid Boid'. ...

  • Alex Sundberg

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast. RZ

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Units served with

  • 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,...

  • 453rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • 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
Born Texas 17 July 1921
Killed in Action (KIA) (?) IJmuiden, Nederland 26 March 44
Died IJmuiden, Nederland 26 March 1944
Buried

Plot A, Row 14, Grave 26

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2018 21:27:18 rzoontjens Changes to place associations
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Private investigation

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2016 11:50:11 rzoontjens Changes to events
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private investigation

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2016 11:47:50 rzoontjens Changes to awards
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private investigation

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 19:38:07 rzoontjens Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
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This information from family Sgt Paul R scott we have adopted his grave and also an private investigation about the crash.
I have also picture's

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) / B-26 memorials guide / Combat Chronology, WWII Memorial, Losses of 8th AF / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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