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B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 454BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. 12 combat missions flown from 2-May-44. Severe flak damage, crew bailed out over base, 23-Dec-44 6 x RTD pilot Lt William H Eastwood. Salvaged 24-Dec-44.

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

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

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 1944

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Earls Colne, Colchester CO6, UK 1944

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

Crashed Earls Colne, Colchester CO6, UK 23 December 1944

Severe flak damage, crew bailed out over base, 23-Dec-44 6 x RTD pilot Lt William H Eastwood.

Salvaged 24 December 1944

Salvaged 24-Dec-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2017 14:11:09 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:454th_Bombardment_Squadron_B-26_...

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2015 00:38:26 Tanks Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations and media associations
Sources

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