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42-95841

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.

Crew: Pilot 2L Edward F Donnelly, Co 2Lt Alton B Wroten, Bomb/Nav 2Lt Walter I Ward, Radio Cpl William G Samson, Eng Cpl Felicien Hasquin Jr, Armourer Cpl Gustino F DeLuca.

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...

  • 574th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Donnelly

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    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. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11671. Awards: AM, PH.

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 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany 23 December 1944

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.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2017 16:37:34 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223
https://www.fold3.com/image/46705875

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2017 16:27:00 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223
https://www.fold3.com/image/46705875

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

MACR 11671 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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