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42-95825

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 573BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 108 x missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down by Fw190's pulling away from target, left engine smoking, right engine on reduced power, fire in radio compartment, crew bailed out. 7 x Prisoner of War (POW) 23-Dec-44. MACR 11662.

Crew: Pilot Capt Joseph J Boylan, Copilot 1Lt Homer K Buerlein, Nav Capt Norman S Dudley, Bomb Capt William L Smith, Radio/Gunner T/Sgt Allen E Adair, Eng/Gunner S/Sgts Robert V Vehr, Arm/Gunner Edward A Vich.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 391st Bomb Group

    391st Bomb Group

    Group
    "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...

  • 573rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Boylan

    Military | Major | Bomber pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 573BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 61 x missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down by Fw190's pulling away from target, left engine smoking, right engine on reduced power, fire in radio compartment, crew...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Places

  • Matching

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Matching was transferred to the Ninth Air Force and first occupied in January 1944 by the 391st Bomb Group, equipped with B-26s. The station had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1944

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Matching, Harlow CM17, UK 1944

Assigned to 573BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down by Fw190's pulling away from target, left engine smoking, right engine on reduced power, fire in radio compartment, crew bailed out. 7 x POW 23-Dec-44. MACR 11662.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2016 20:49:55 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/46705546
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11662 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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