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42-96120

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) hit by flak, dropped 3-4 thousand feet, crew baled out 24-Jun-44 1 x EVD, 5 x POW MACR 6197.

Crew: Capt Moses J Gatewood Jr, 1Lt Richard Haymond, 1Lt Walter L Blatchford, T/Sgt William T O'Brien, S/Sgt's William J Snyder and Lee E Hughes.

Service

Places

  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1943

Built at Martin.

Delivered Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Rivenhall, Witham CM8, UK 1944

Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Flexanville, France 24 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) hit by flak, dropped 3-4 thousand feet, crew baled out 24-Jun-44 1 x EVD, 5 x POW MACR 6197.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2018 19:47:12 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=149937
https://www.fold3.com/image/29400231

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

MACR 6197 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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