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41-35000

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the port engine, caused its departure from the A/C and forced crew to bail-out. 1 x RTD, 4 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 2056.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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,...

  • 455th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Brush

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leon Jackson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. 25 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Chute twisted, never deployed fully. Killed in Action. MACR 2056. ...

  • Harry McCandlish

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Mims

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Michael Miyo

    Military | Master Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. returned to unit via US army, Evaded (EVD). MACR 2056. ...

  • Flak Spaniel

    Military | Other | Mascot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Flak was B-26 41-35000 crews mascot.

  • William Vermillion

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. 30 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Devres, FR a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1943

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Earls Colne, Colchester CO6, UK 1943

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

Crashed 62240 Desvres, France 5 February 1944 – 5 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the port engine, caused its departure from the A/C and forced crew to bail-out. 1 x RTD, 4 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 2056.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2017 13:54:32 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28711732
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=35000&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 23:50:31 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://asisbiz.com/il2/B-26-Marauder/1941035000.html

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

MACR 2056 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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