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42-96124

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. 6 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15875

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People

  • Francis Brodley

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • Robert Curran

    Military | Flight Sergeant | Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 5 x missions. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. Killed in...

  • Moses Gatewood

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Gatewood was a US military academy graduate, class of January 1943. Assigned to 9th air force, 397th bomb group, 597th squadron as aircraft commander of a b-26 martin marauder medium bomber named 'Holy Moses'. While flying another aircraft, the 'Mama...

  • Edward Moore

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • William Pierson

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • John Potschner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • John Reading

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. Killed in Action (KIA). 28...

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 Middle River, MD, USA 1943

Buit at Martin.

Assigned Rivenhall, Witham CM8, UK 1944

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

Crashed 80200 Péronne, France 15 December 1944

Taxiing Accident Perrone (A-72) Cat 3 damage Lt Robert H Levan, 15-Dec-44.

B-26B 42-96124 - 597BS 397BG 9AF

Crashed 02630 Wassigny, France 28 February 1945

Fatal Crash 3 km SW Wassigny Cat 4 damage Lt John T Potschner, 28-Feb-45.

B-26B 42-96124 - 597BS 397BG 9AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2018 20:08:48 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29426710
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=15875&Submit=Go

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

MACR 15875 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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