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599th Bomb Squadron

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Based Rivenhall

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  • Robert Altman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. Prisoner of War (POW). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487. ...

  • Pasquale Carino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 65 x combat missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec...

  • Charles Celeste

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487. Awards: PH.

  • William Cook

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    KIA on a bombing mission to destroy the Eller RR Bridge on the Mosel River during the Battle of the Bulge, Lt. Wm. "Billy" P. Cook's B-26 Marauder #43-34430 named Hunconscious was hit by flak shortly after crossing their initial point (IP). The...

  • Willie Curry

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • John Deems

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Arm / Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Had the misfortune to be involved in two mid-air collisions as well as being shot down. Failed to Return (FTR) Pointoise R/R bridge mission. A/C hit by flak near Dreux, survived crash landing near Dreux with...

  • Philip Dryden

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 100+ combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge, missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-Dec-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11897. Died of wounds as a POW. ...

  • Maurice Fevold

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | armorer-gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Staff Sgt. Maurice L. Fevold was KIA in the first day of the Battle of the Bulge when his B-26G Marauder was shot down by flak fire over Allmuthen.

  • Jerome Gross

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pointoise R/R bridge mission. Hit by flak near Dreux, wounded by the flak hit, killed in resulting crash landing near Dreux Killed in Action (KIA). 9-Aug-44. MACR 7788. Awards: PH.

  • Robert Hesser

    Military | Lieutenant

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Aircraft

  • 42-96124 'Holy Moses'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. 6 x Killed in Action (KIA)....

  • 42-96182 'Miss Furie'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 64 x combat missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. 23-Dec-44. MACR...

  • 42-96289 'Stubborn Helen'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pointoise R/R bridge mission. Hit by flak near Dreux, wounding the pilot, taking out starboard engine and damaging the port engine. Losing altitude, left behind by formation, co-pilot...

  • 43-34136 'Red Dog'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 24 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge. Vertical stabilizer shot away by fighters, did a complete roll, dropped out of formation with port engine on fire, seemed under...

  • 43-34139 'Toot Sweet'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge. Shot down, circumstances unknown. 23-12-44. 3 x POW, 3 x KIA MACR 11986. ...

  • 43-34159 'Hun Concious II'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge, missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-Dec-44. 6 x POW. MACR 11897. ...

  • 43-34430 'Hunconsicious'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Eller railroad bridge bombing mission. Noted missing from formation after E/A ripped through formation 6 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11985. ...

  • 43-34434 'Draggin Lady III'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Eller Railroad bridge, Germany shot down by enemy fighters, crashed near Demerath. 9 x KIA 23-12-44 MACR 11490. ...

  • 42-96165 The Big Hairy Bird

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 556BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 44-68138

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:04:57 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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