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574th Bomb Squadron

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  • 391st Bomb Group

    391st Bomb Group

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    "The heaviest losses sustained by the 391st Bombardment Group in a single operation occurred on 23 December 1944, after an attack on the railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany (11). Upon completion of the second bomb run, the formation was attacked by...

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  • George Bishop

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 15 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11664. Awards: PH.

  • Joseph Blair

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomb / Navigator | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 41-35010 'Snakes Revenge' departing the target the formation were set upon by fighters. Dropped out of formation losing oil from both engines,...

  • Charles Bohm

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bonn,...

  • Gene Brillhart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer / Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 15 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. 3rd and final crew member to bale out. Prisoner of War (POW)....

  • Clyde Brown

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 15 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11664. Awards: PH.

  • Daniel Buckley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 12 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Tail badly shot up by fighters, intercom out, with both engines failed, crew bailed out. Last seen preparing to bale out in bomb bay....

  • Robert Buckley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 25 x missions. Failed to Return bombing mission to Arhweiler, Germany. B-26 43-34309 shot down by fighters and crashed 3 miles east of Arhweiler, Germany. S/Sgt Buckley was hit in the chest by a 20mm cannon shell...

  • Rudyard Courtnay

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Op / Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. 2nd crew member to bale out and died of his wounds. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec...

  • Wilbur Cox

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Pathfinder Sqn, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Euskirchen railroad bridge in B-26 42-95878 'Weary Lera' shot down by flak while leading 322BG crashed in flames near Bohn,...

  • Dale Detjens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 41-35010 'Snakes Revenge' departing the target the formation were set upon by fighters. Dropped out of formation losing oil from both engines,...

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Aircraft

  • 41-35010 Jinx, Snakes Revenge

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 41-35010 'Snakes Revenge' departing the target the formation was set upon by fighters. Dropped out of formation losing oil from both engines,...

  • 42-107597 'Old Sarge'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 62 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C hit by fighters, tail turret and gunner torn off in collision with enemy fighter, both wings set ablaze, exploded, crashed two miles...

  • 42-107720

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 46 combat missions flown. Severely damaged by fighters and bellylanded at base after raid to Ahrweiler, Germany 23-Dec-44. Repaired. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Gladbach, Germany hit by flak in...

  • 42-95798

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 42-95798 hit by flak and by fighters with one engine out, the tail gun position out of service and the bomb bay aflame, crew baled out. 1 x KIA, 5...

  • 42-95800

    B-26 Marauder

  • 42-95818 'Lady Chance'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 60+ combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Leaving target set on by fighters and hit in port engine, caught fire, dropped out of formation apparently under control. 6 x KIA 23...

  • 42-95837

    B-26 Marauder

  • 42-95838

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Fighter attack from rear destroyed tail turret, set right engine, right wing and bombay on fire, went down, exploding over edge of a small town. 23-Dec...

  • 42-95841 'Powerful Katrinka'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany in B-26 42-95841 'Powerful Katrinka' hit by flak over the target and crashed. 23-Dec-44, 6 x KIA. MACR 11671. ...

  • 42-95851

    B-26 Marauder

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:02:28 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 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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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