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.
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...
23 December 1944
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...
|Manufactured||Offutt AFB, NE, USA||1944|
Built at Martin.
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).
|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|