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43-34175

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 43 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Hit by fighters at IP, damaged in right propeller and propeller, abandoned near Sedan (6 x RTD). Pilot Lt R L Eckhard. 23-Dec-44.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 452nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Places

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1944

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom August 1944

Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 08200 Sedan, France 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Hit by fighters at IP, damaged in right propeller and propeller, abandoned near Sedan (6 x RTD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2017 14:46:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=148995

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