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42-95870

B-26 Marauder

42-95870 was the personal Marauder of Col. Jewell C. Maxwell. Lost on the 20 April 1944 mission to bomb the V-weapon site at Ferme-Notre-Dame, near Muncq, Pas-de-Calais, France.
Hit by Flak, the right motor in flames, its crew managed to drop its bomb load before bailing out. All seven were made Prisoners of War (POW): Pilot Jack. V. porter; Co-Pilot Harvey A. Johnson; Navigator Joseph A. Gould; Bombardier John Guiher Jr; Radio/Gunner Harold W. Thomas; Engineer/Gunner Clarence R. Bidlack; Tail Gunner Stuart D. Whitford. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 4103.

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Aircraft

  • 42-95870 Maxwell House - Good to the Last Drop

    B-26 Marauder
    42-95870 was the personal Marauder of Col. Jewell C. Maxwell. Lost on the 20 April 1944 mission to bomb the V-weapon site at Ferme-Notre-Dame, near Muncq, Pas-de-Calais, France. ...

Units

People

  • Jewell Maxwell

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot/Commanding Officer | 344th Bomb Group

Places

  • Stansted Mountfitchet

    Military site : airfield
    Today, Stansted is one of the busiest airports in Britain. During the Second World War, instead of airliners delivering passengers, Stansted Moutfitchet’s aircrews in their B-26 Marauders attacked Nazi targets, paving the way for D-Day and the...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Marck, France 20 April 1944

Hit by Flak in right motor; in flames; dropped bomb load; 7-man crew bailed out. Crashed Le Fort vert, 2km North of Marck (4km East of Calais), France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2015 13:38:47 ED-BB Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events, aircraft associations and place associations
Sources

Probable date error in the caption of photo at FRE 7161.

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2015 06:52:33 Tanks Changes to nicknames, person associations and media associations
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AAM Photo

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

MACR 4103 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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