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B-26 Marauder

On 14 May 1943 on first B-26 combat mission with the 8th, B-26B-4-MA was assigned a target at Ijmuiden, Holland. On the return, the A/C spun and crashed at Rougham, Suffolk. Pilot John J. Howell died, but the 5 crew members successfully bailed out.

Service

Units

  • 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

People

  • John Howell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). First B-26 combat mission with the 8th. B-26B-4-MA was on assigned target to Ijmuiden, Holland. On return, the ac spun and crashed at Rougham, Suffolk. The other crew members successfully bailed out.

  • L Lacher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    On 14 May 1943 on first B-26 combat mission with the 8th, B-26B-4-MA was assigned a target at Ijmuiden, Holland. On the return, the A/C spun and crashed at Rougham, Suffolk. Pilot John J. Howell died, but the 5 crew members successfully bailed out.

  • O Miller

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    14 May 1943 First B-26 combat mission with the 8th. B-26B-4-MA was on assigned target to Ijmuiden, Holland. On return, the ac spun and crashed at Rougham, Suffolk. Pilot John J. Howell died, but the 5crew members successfully bailed out.

  • Howard Short

    Military | Colonel | Co-Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Howard retired from the U.S. Air Force after 28 years of service at the rank of Colonel. He was a pilot in the Air Force, and flew the B26 Bomber during World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Wars. However due to a shortage in pilots during World War II, he...

  • A Swain

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    14 May 1943 First B-26 combat mission with the 8th. B-26B-4-MA was on assigned target to Ijmuiden, Holland. On return, the ac spun and crashed at Rougham, Suffolk. The other crew members successfully bailed out.

  • S Wellborn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    14 May 194first B-26 combat mission with the 8th. B-26B-4-MA was on assigned target to Ijmuiden, Holland. On return, the ac spun and crashed at Rougham, Suffolk. Pilot John J. Howell died, but the 5crew members successfully bailed out.

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 14 May 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2022 11:32:23 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/B-26-Marauder/1941017988.html;
Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I p. 121 by Bishop and Hey

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