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42-96280

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Eller railroad bridge, shot down by fighters over target crew baled out 6 x POW. MACR 11349.

Crew: Pilot 2Lt Fred W Marshall [CA], Co Paul W McIntosh Jr [MI], Bomb/Nav S/Sgt James R Nichols [ND], Eng Cpl Harold M LaShelle [CA], Radio S/Sgt Mitchell Curry [MS], Arm/Gunner Cpl Warren E Hampton [CA].

Service

People

  • Fred Marshall

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Eller railroad bridge, shot down by fighters over target crew baled out Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11349. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 23 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2017 13:44:42 Al_Skiff Changes to markings
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30327120

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2017 13:43:55 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30327120

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

MACR 11349 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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