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41-34853

B-26 Marauder

Service

Units

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    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,...

  • 453rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Berryman

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast. In 1943 his plane was forced down in the North Sea, and he was awarded the Air Medal, and promoted to Major,...

  • Ralph Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast.

  • Donald Jacobs

    Military | Sergeant | engineer/Tail gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    On March 26th, 1944, Sgt Paul Raymond Scott went with his crew to Holland for an a maximum effort raid on Ijmuiden, Holland to hit the boat pens with 344 bombers over the target. Despite heavy flak defenses, only one bomber was lost in the attack (this...

  • Halmyth Reese

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. S ...

  • Paul Scott

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 Toid Boid'. ...

  • Alex Sundberg

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast. RZ

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Shot down by flak IJmuiden, Nederland 26 March 1944

On March 26th, 1944, Sgt Paul Raymond Scott went with his crew to Holland for an a maximum
effort raid on Ijmuiden, Holland.
They took a direct hit in the bomb bay and went down near IJmuiden
The crew of the Toid Boid was a new crew because the actual crew (Foster crew) had a day off. The
crew on this day was called the "Reese crew", concerning the following crew-members:

* 2nd Lt Halmyth C. Reese (Pilot),
* William C. Berryman (Co Pilot),
* Sgt Paul R. Scott (Radio operator/ Waist gunner,
* Sgt Ralph R. Brown (Bombardier),
* S/Sgt Alex E. Sundberg (Armorer/Turret gunner,
* Sgt Donald L. Jacobs (Engineer/Tail gunner)
The German report indicates that "Toid Boid" was shot down by heavy flack at 14.44 hrs local time
and crashed 2 km south of IJmuiden in the Dunes.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2018 21:22:41 rzoontjens Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Privat Investigation

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2017 11:14:34 rzoontjens Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Private investigation

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2015 15:03:01 rzoontjens Changes to events
Sources

Private investigation

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 21:30:28 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://asisbiz.com/il2/B-26-Marauder/1941034853.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3376 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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