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B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Leige 25-May-44 with Bob Felt crew; hit by flak on bomb run, A/C abandoned. 2 x RTD, 4 x POW. MACR 5040



  • 9th Air Force
  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 455th Bomb Squadron


  • William Couch

    Military | First Lieutenant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Missing in Action (MIA) 25-May-44. Shot down in B-26 42-95929 due to heavy flak on mission to the Seraing Railroad Bridge. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 5040 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.


  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...


Event Location Date
Assigned Earls Colne, UK 1944

Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Liege, Belgium 25 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
08 October 2021 09:45:58 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2021 13:36:50 Bill Couch Changes to nicknames

MACR 5040

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:09 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 5040 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database