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B-26 Marauder

Flew 130 missions with the 323rd Bomb Group.

Crew 14-Jan-45:
Pilot - 1st Lt Mieczwslaw (Mathew) S. Pietrowicz
Copilot - 2nd Lt. Calvin L. Jansen
Bombardier - 1st Lt. William Y. Austin
Flight Engineer - S/Sgt. John S. Michalowski
Radioman - S/Sgt. Thomas G. Kennon
Tail Gunner - S/Sgt. Edward S. Tyszkiewicz



  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb 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


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Omaha, NE, USA 1944

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Earls Colne, Colchester CO6, UK 1944

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

Bombing mission 4742 Steinbruck, Austria 14 January 1945

Mission to Steinbruck Road Bridge.

Me262 shot down Germany 20 April 1945

S/Sgt Ed "Tye" Tyszkiewicz top tail gunner shot down an Me262.

Crashed Denain, France 24 April 1945

Landing Accident Denain/A-83 Cat 3 damage Lt Albert L Jones Jr, 24-Apr-45.

B-26C 41-34942 - 455BS 323BG 9AF.


Date Contributor Update
18 May 2022 18:52:39 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

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17 May 2021 11:04:00 Snautzer Changes to markings

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23 March 2017 20:57:58 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events and unit associations

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22 February 2016 10:34:50 Lucy May Changes to description

'US 9th Air Force Bases In Essex 1943-44' by Martin Bowman:

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22 February 2016 10:28:23 Lucy May Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, unit associations, place associations and media associations