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552nd Bomb Squadron

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  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Great Dunmow

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People

  • Jean Blackwelder

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 386th Bomb Group

  • J Bowen

    Military | Bombardier | 386th Bomb Group
    On 8-Sep-43 in B-26C-15MA 41-34970 'Margie' [RG:L] 386BG/552BS while serving as Bombardier/Navigator the aircraft was ditched in sea of Goodwin Sands after sustaining damage from AA fire over the target of the German airfield at Lille/Vanderville,...

  • Jack Brandenburg

    Military | Lieutenant

  • Joseph Bruck

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-26C-15-MA 41-34958 'Hazard' [RG;F] while serving as Co-Pilot. On 9-Sep-43 the aircraft was cut in half by flak in target area of Boulogne, France and crashed there 386th BG was part of the 8th BG from July-October 1943.

  • Henry Buell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Killed in service. Aircraft B-26-15-MA 41-34957 'Stingray' encountered oil cooler problems and pilot was forced to feather an engine. Lost attitude and forced to ditch in Atlantic near Iceland. Appears plane and crew was on its way to join the 8th with...

  • John Clark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 386th Bomb Group
    Killed in service. Aircraft B-26-15-MA 41-34957 'Stingray' encountered oil cooler problems and pilot was forced to feather an engine. Lost attitude and forced to ditch in Atlantic near Iceland. Appears plane and crew was on its way to join the 8th with...

  • William Coffey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator/Bombardier | 386th Bomb Group
    Killed in ACtion (KIA) in B-26C-15-MA 41-34958 'Hazard' [RG:F] 386BG/552BS while serving as Navigator/Bombardier. The aircraft was cut in half by flak in target area of Boulogne, France and crashed there. 386th BG was part of the 8th BG from July...

  • Harold Corbin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 386th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 27-Sep-43 in B-26C 41-34987 'Danny Boy II', 386BG/552BS while serving as Navigator/Bombardier. The aircraft took a direct hit from AA fire in the left engine enroute to bomb the German airfield at Conches, France. The aircraft...

  • James Couper

    Military | Master Sergeant | LC | 386th Bomb Group
    Accident while taking off on June 23, 1943. B26B-41-31632 had just ferryed over from US. When leaving Earl's Colne for Boxted, lost manifold pressure.

  • William Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 27-Sep-43 in B-26C 41-34987 'Danny Boy II', 386BG/552BS while serving as Pilot. The aircraft took a direct hit by AA fire in the left engine while enroute to bomb the German airfield at Conshes, France. The aircraft crashed...

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Aircraft

  • 41-34958 Hazard

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26C-15-MA 41-34958 "Hazard" [RG:F] was assigned to the 386BG/552BS at Boxtred, UK. On 9-Sep-43 the aircraft was shot down by a direct hit of anit-aircraft fire while attacking the coastal defenses around Boulogne, France. 4 of the crew were killed,...

  • 41-34987 Danny Boy II

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26C-15-MA 41-34987 "Danny Boy II" was assigned to the 386BG/552BS at Great Dunmow, UK. On 27-Sep-43 the Group was despatched to bomb the German airfield at Conches, France. Un-route to the target the aircraft took a direct hit from AA fire in the...

  • 41-31617 Winnie

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-31633 Hot Pistol

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-31953 Buzz-N-Bitch II

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-31638 Pansy Yokum

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-31620 Black Magic

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-34970 Margie

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26C-15-MA 41-34970 was assigned to the 386BG/553BS at Boxted. On 8-Sep-43 the aircraft was part of a formation of 72 B-26s that had been despatched to bomb the German airfield at Lille/Vendeville, France. The aircraft received extensive damage from...

  • 43-22369 'Stinky'

    A-26 Invader
    Assigned to 552BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF.

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:01:54 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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