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41-35006

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 454BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Dunkirk, hit by flak, lost control and collided with another B-26. 4 x KIA, 1 x POW 18-Apr-44 MACR 4002.

Crew: 1Lt William J Kehoe, S/Sgt Joseph R Ashburn, S/Sgt Raymond O Bacon, S/Sgt Michael J Glenn, Sgt John E Moore.

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,...

  • 454th Bomb Squadron

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 Middle River, MD, USA 1943

Built at Martins.

Assigned Earls Colne, Colchester CO6, UK 1944

Assigned to 454BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Digue de Mer, 59240 Dunkerque, France 18 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Dunkirk, hit by flak, lost control and collided with another B-26. 4 x KIA, 1 x POW 18-Apr-44 MACR 4002.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2018 19:38:42 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28625111
https://www.fold3.com/image/41558534

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 23:52:40 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://asisbiz.com/il2/B-26-Marauder/1941035006.html

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

MACR 4002 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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